Breaking news: Rebels admit gas attack result of mishandling chemical weapons

Several bodies being buried in Damascus due to the last week’s chemical attack-AP Photo/Shaam News Network

August 30, 2013  |   Examiner

In a report that is sure to be considered blockbuster news, the rebels told Dale Gavlak, a reporter who has written for the Associated Press, NPR and BBC, they are responsible for the chemical attack last week.

Gavlak is a Middle Eastern journalist who filed the report about the rebels claiming responsibility on the Mint Press News website, which is affiliated with AP.

In that report allegedly the rebels told him the chemical attack was a result of mishandling chemical weapons.

This news should deflate the accusations, against the Assad regime, coming from the U.S., Britain, France and the Arab League.

Since the chemical attacks last week, the Assad government was immediately blamed. On Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry said: That Assad’s guilt was “a judgment already clear to the world,” according to theguardian.com.

As a result of Assad’s government being blamed for the chemical attacks, five U.S. warships are now stationed off Syria’s coast. These destroyers are poised to deliver cruise missiles in a strike that is due to begin any time now. According to the report on Mint Press there have been several interviews conducted with people in Damascus and Ghouta, a suburb of the Syrian capital.

The interviews conducted of residents, rebels and their families in Damascus and Ghouta are painting a different picture of what actually happened. Many believe that rebels received chemical weapons provided through the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan. It’s being reported that these weapons are responsible for last week’s gas attack.

The father of a rebel who was killed in what’s now being called an accident by many in Ghouta and Damascus said: “My son came to me two weeks ago asking what I thought the weapons were that he had been asked to carry,” said Abu Abdel-Moneim. The father said at least 12 rebels including his son were killed by the chemical weapons.

Syrian “rebels” with the black al-Qaeda flag. Here, rebels sit behind an anti-aircraft weapon in the northern city of Aleppo in February.

Allegedly they were killed in the tunnel that was used to store the chemicals. These were provided by a Saudi militant, known as Abu Ayesha. He is said to be leading a fighting battalion in the effort to unseat Assad. The weapon was described as a “tube-like structure” by Abdel-Moneim.

Gavlak reports he was told by rebels that the gas “attack” was the result of rebels mishandling the chemical weapons they acquired from the Saudis. He says in the Mint Press report the following:

“They didn’t tell us what these arms were or how to use them,” complained a female fighter named ‘K.’ “We didn’t know they were chemical weapons. We never imagined they were chemical weapons.”

When Saudi Prince Bandar gives such weapons to people, he must give them to those who know how to handle and use them,” she warned. She, like other Syrians, do not want to use their full names for fear of retribution.”

Gavlak continues in his report: “A well-known rebel leader in Ghouta named ‘J’ agreed. “Jabhat al-Nusra militants do not cooperate with other rebels, except with fighting on the ground. They do not share secret information. They merely used some ordinary rebels to carry and operate this material.

We were very curious about these arms. And unfortunately, some of the fighters handled the weapons improperly and set off the explosions, ‘J’ said.”

The humanitarian agency, Doctors Without Borders, reported that around 355 people had died from what was believed to be a neurotoxic agent. They reportedly treated 3,600 people with symptoms of, frothing at the mouth, respiratory distress, convulsions and blurry vision.

According to the report dozens of rebels said they were receiving salaries from the Saudis.

It’s said that Bandar was educated in the U.S. both military and collegiate. He is also said to have “served as a highly influential Saudi Ambassador to the U.S., and the CIA totally loves this guy.”

Prince Bandar’s intelligence agency is said to have been the first to bring allegations that Assad’s regime used Sarin gas in Feb.

Ron Paul: Al-Qaeda would benefit most from Syria chemical attack – not Assad

Former US Representative Ron Paul.(AFP Photo / Brendan Smialowski)

RT  |  August 30, 2013 15:54

Former congressman Ron Paul says the United States should avoid escalating its involvement in the Syrian civil war any further because the US will be on the way to aiding Al-Qaeda if it continues to assist opposition fighters.

We are not really positive who set off the gas,” Paul, a long-time Republican lawmaker for Texas in the US House of Representatives, said during a Fox News interview filmed Wednesday about the reported use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The group that is most likely to benefit from that is Al-Qaeda. They ignite some gas, some people die and blame it on Assad,” he said.

In the conversion with Fox host Neil Cavuto, Paul said Americans should avoid buying into any propaganda about the escalating war in Syria and warned that the repercussions of using military force could be tremendous, especially without enough evidence to justify an attack.

Instead of concentrating on the role of al-Assad and his reported use of chemical weapons on civilians, Paul said the US should investigate other factions in the Middle East. Of particular concern, he insisted, are the Al-Qaeda extremists who have aligned with rebel fighters to take on the Assad regime.

The implication is that Assad committed 100,000 killings,” Paul told Fox News host Neil Cavuto during an interview filmed Wednesday. “There are a lot of factions out there, why don’t we ask about the Al-Qaeda? Why are we on the side of the Al-Qaeda right now? So I think they want the weapons. The rebels want the weapons. There’s a bunch of people in there and Al-Qaeda is part of it and this is the test for us to drop a couple of bombs and then send in weapons.”

Assad, I don’t think, is an idiot,” Paul continued. “I don’t think he would do this on purpose in order for the whole world to come down on him.”

Paul said he opposed plans to strike Syria to reprimand Assad if intelligence proves he gassed innocent civilians, and that aligning the US military with anyone involved in the civil war was a big risk that could escalate quickly in terms of seriousness.

What if there is an accident and 100 Russians get killed by our bombs? Who knows? Some type of unintended consequences. Wars always expand because of unintended consequences. They always provide short term war. Just think of all the promises over in Iraq: Short term; not much money; it’s over; we’ll get that oil. And don’t believe it,” he said.

We should look at what’s best for America. And not trying to pick sides in an impossible war like this won’t be on the side of the American people. And the American people, by a very large majority, are opposed to this war. The Constitution can’t support this war and morally we can’t support this war, getting involved in a civil war and a strife that’s been going on in that region for thousands of years,” he said.

The congressman, a medical doctor who previously ran unsuccessfully for the office of US president, added that he thought the information about Assad being response for the chemical weapons is a “false flag.”

The US Department of State is expected to announce later on Friday the results of an intelligence report which may link Assad to a gassing outside of Damascus, Syria last week that killed hundreds of civilians. If the government can prove Assad responsible for the attack, the White House said a military strike was not out of the question. Meanwhile, the US has mobilized no fewer than five warships to the Mediterranean and is considering a number of military options that the White House said won’t involve putting any American boots on the ground.

‘Bombing Syria will make civil war worse’: Army chiefs praise UK Parliament for voting against military strikes

  • General Lord Dannatt described vote as ‘victory for common sense’
  • He said the ‘drumbeat for war’ had dwindled among British public
  • Rear Admiral Chris Parry said serving colleagues were glad at decision
  • U.N weapons inspectors left Syria earlier than expected today
  • This has fuelled speculation U.S. could attack Syria as early as tomorrow

By Anthony Bond

PUBLISHED: 12:36, 31 August 2013

 

Army chiefs who led Britain in Iraq and Afghanistan have praised Parliament for its decision not to join the U.S. in any military strikes against Syria.

As America prepares for missile strikes against the war-torn country – possibly as early as tomorrow –  David Cameron is still reeling from Thursday’s shock Commons defeat.

But despite the anger and frustration of the British government – and many Conservative MPs – generals who led the British Army in recent campaigns said not taking action against Syrian president
Bashar Assad was the correct decision.

General Sir Mike Jackson
Lord Dannatt

Happy:  Lord Dannatt, right, former head of the British Army, described the vote as a ‘victory for common sense and democracy’.  Sir Mike Jackson , left, said he did not think relations with the U.S. would be damaged

Departure: U.N. weapons experts are pictured crossing into Lebanon today after leaving Syria earlier than expected - prompting fears an attack by the U.S. could begin tomorrow

Departure: U.N. weapons experts are pictured crossing into Lebanon today after leaving Syria earlier than expected – prompting fears an attack by the U.S. could begin tomorrow

 

General Lord Dannatt, former head of the British Army, described the vote as a ‘victory for common sense and democracy’, telling the BBC the ‘drumbeat for war’ had dwindled among the British public in recent days.

‘The will of the people has been expressed through the House of Commons that we don’t want to get involved in this – that’s the right answer at this precise moment.

‘President Obama may well take note of what’s happened in Westminster tonight and think again – I certainly hopes he thinks again because I’m absolutely convinced the use of explosive ordinance into Damascus at the present moment will make the situation in that very difficult Syrian civil war worse, not better.’

He said the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council needed to unite in bringing ‘real pressure’ on President Assad.

Speaking to The Times, Rear Admiral Chris Parry said he had spoken to serving colleagues and they were glad at the decision made in Parliament. ‘They were being asked to deliver military means without any idea of the strategic outcome desired,’ he said.

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron is driven away from the rear of Number 10 Downing Street

Strain: Prime Minister David Cameron is pictured being driven away from the rear of Number 10 Downing Street last night . He has been left humiliated following Thursday’s shock Commons defeat

French kiss: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lavished praise on France

Snub: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lavished praise on France last night, calling it America’s ‘oldest ally’ as the two countries prepare for a missile strike against Syria

 

General Sir Mike Jackson, who was Chief of the General Staff during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, said he felt that war’s legacy affected the debate.

But he said he did not believe it would affect the ‘Special Relationship’.

Speaking to The Times, he added that he thought Mr Cameron had behaved honestly. ‘He was clearly very upset by the evidence of chemical attack, which was a blatant breach of international law’, he said. ‘The majority in Parliament didn’t see it that way.’

U.N. weapons inspectors today left the war-torn country earlier than expected –  fueling speculation of an imminent attack.

It came as the White House delivered an astonishing snub to Britain following Thursday’s shock Commons defeat, with sources saying David Cameron had ‘bungled’ securing British support for military action and that Britain ‘cannot be counted on’.

Activists say that somewhere between 200 and 1,300 were killed in the chemical weapons attack on Wednesday near Damascus. Syria has one of the largest stockpiles of chemical weapons of any country

Victims of the Syrian chemical attack are pictured wrapped in white burial shrouds

Hundreds died in the alleged chemical attacks on Wednesday, including many women and children

Anger: Hundreds died in the chemical attacks, including many women and children

 

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry last night paved the way for war by saying the American intelligence community had ‘high confidence’ that the regime launched a chemical weapons attack on the outskirts of Damascus last week.

Mr Kerry pointedly made no mention of Britain during his speech and instead lavished praise on its ‘oldest ally’ France – which looks likely to join the U.S in a missile strike.

He paid tribute to the French for standing ready to join the U.S in confronting the ‘thug and murderer’ President Bashar Assad. He also praised Australia and even Turkey for their support.

In a passionate speech in Washington, he urged the world to act as he warned ‘history would judge us all extraordinarily harshly if we turned a blind eye to a dictator’.

President Barack Obama yesterday said he is weighing ‘limited and narrow’ action as the administration put the chemical weapons death toll at 1,429 people – far more than previous estimates – including more than 400 children.

 

 

 

 

The Intricate Syrian Conflict: What Would You Do If….?

short guide
Imagine you run a country. Your country is being invaded by really vicious and cruel extremists from neighboring countries, who happen to be your worse enemies. Enemies for no other reason, really, than both of you having the same imaginary friends in the sky, but you disagree how this imaginary friend is to be interpreted.
You fight back and kill them whenever you can because there is not much else you can do to protect yourself from them taking over. But in this battle you end up killing a few of your own people since you’re basically battling a needle in a haystack. In this effort to protect yourself, you end up with military threats from other countries who have nothing to do with your conflicts, but who interfere and forbid you to kill violent people who not only kill your people, but don’t care if they kill their own people! These meddling foreign countries are worried that your unsavory friendships want to bomb them too one day, since this is what they keep saying to them. And not only are these foreign countries forbidding you to kill aggressors, but they themselves disagree with each other, and begin to threaten you AND each other….
And at the same time, although you yourself are the victim of aggressors, you are the self-made aggressor of another victim and neighbor who you despise, and you eagerly say ‘yes’ to be a platform to chemical weapons from one of your nasty little friends, so they can use it against your victim…
So, is the solution to this problem to have a foreign military superpower bomb you to teach you “a lesson”? Would that make you realize your mistakes and make you stop – or would it make you feel threatened and make you hit back? If some Muslim country would bomb U.S., UK, France or Germany to “teach them a lesson”, would any of us view that as a lesson and make us step back? Wouldn’t anyone feel threatened in a situation like that?

One of the biggest problems with the Arab countries are that they endlessly meddle in each others business. If they would stay independent and neutral from automatically jump on the band wagon and meddle in each others disputes, they may do better and have less wars and conflicts.

The Syria conflict is very complex, very difficult to deal with. Syria is being infiltrated with extremists. It would be very dangerous not only for Israel but for Europe if extremists took over Syria as it would only make them bigger and stronger, and their aggression is a spill over to country after country. At the same time Syria collaborates with Iran, who wants to use Syria as a bridge to destroy Israel. Iran, for sure, provides Syria with all kinds of nerve agents (Sarin, VX, mustard gas and so on). Iranian experts are working with Syrian officers in the Mazzeh military airport. They manufacture incubators for the toxic substances, which will be loaded onto warheads carried by airplanes. When these warheads hit the ground, they release a toxic cloud. Whatever threats the international makes at Syria, they in turn threaten Israel. Syria, like many Arab countries, imagine that the whole world reacts to threats to Israel. But fact is the world has left Israel pretty much on its own for many decades, and Israel is a reactionist to the endless Muslim racism, threats and aggression they endure – and not the aggressor. There is very little Israel can do because the core cause of their problems is in Muslim hatred, Muslim indoctrination and Muslim attacks.

In other words, Syria creates it’s own conflicts by completely unnecessary associations with an aggressor: the Iranian government. Iran has a large population of scientists and researchers working for the government to create new chemical warfare weaponry. So why would Syria be stupid enough to associate with the “bad guys”? Because they’re shiites. And Shiites are a persecuted minority in the Muslim world, who basically experience the same victimization by the Sunni’s that the Jews experience by all Muslims. Isn’t it utter insanity then that two victims of the same bully, oppose each other?

So basically, the root cause of the tensions in Syria are Sunni-Shia conflicts. If the Sunni’s were not funding and supporting cruel and aggressive extremists, who the media whitewash and refer to as “rebels”, Syria would not be attacking people and get their own civilians ending up in the cross-fire. On the other hand, if Syria’s hands were not busy attacking extremists they would be busy aggravating, threatening and attacking Israel.

This is how extremely complex the situation is.

There exist no solution to Middle Eastern wars and murders if they are unwilling to separate their religion from all state affairs, removing imams who stir hatred in them from the age they are toddlers to adulthood. There exist no solution until the whole Arab world agrees to educating their children to not teach hate, to not breed hate and to ban indoctrination, and to not create boogey men out of their own neighbors. But how can they do this when Islam itself, the law of the land, the source of all their culture and thinking, stand in the way since the Islamic faith seeks to divide people against each other, and bring hatred and discord and not to co-existence in peace with anyone?

It’s a dead end street. Islam is a disease that has to be banned.

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The Muslim solution to all Muslim problems: teach more hate.

TV Report on Anti-Assad Elementary School in Syria

Following are excerpts from a report on an elementary school in Jabal Al-Zawiya, Syria, which aired on the Al-Jazeera network on March 7, 2012:

Reporter: This is a school in Jabal Al-Zawiya which refused to stay loyal to the Assad regime. Its teachers and students have begun a new stage, under a new regime, led by the rebels, even though the regime has not yet been toppled. The school is now named after the first casualty of the revolution in this village – “The Martyr Isam’il Yahya Al-Moussa School.”

Schoolchildren: “The people want to change the regime!”

“The people want to change the regime!”

Reporter: The students here demonstrate against the regime on a daily basis. They call for freedom and for the toppling of the regime, and they have abandoned the slogans dictated by the Assad regime, which they used to chant at morning assembly.

The students and teachers say that they expect a bright academic future after four lean decades.

Teacher: We teach the students to distinguish the militants from the regime’s army. We teach them the goals and principles of the revolution, and the meaning of freedom. Of course, we are semi-independent from the Ministry of Education, and we refuse orders to quell demonstrations here.

Teacher to students: Where is the Syrian Arab army? On the Golan Heights? Where is it? Go ahead.

Student: It is in Homs, killing children and destroying their schools.

Teacher: Right. The Syrian Arab Army is not on the Golan Heights. Instead, it is in Homs, fighting children and destroying schools, which were built in order to educate your children.

Snowden Leak Reveal Obama Admin Targets China, Iran And Israel For Counterintel

Leaked Document: US Lumps Together China, Iran, Israel as ‘Key Targets’ for Counterintel

by Breitbart News 30 Aug 2013

According to a document leaked by Edward Snowden to The Washington Post, the Obama administration sees Israel as a “key target” for US counterintelligence. The document shows that the United States believes Israel thinks that the Obama administration is out of alignment with it on both Iran and the Palestinians. The document lumps together “key targets, such as China, Russia, Iran, Israel, Pakistan and Cuba.”

The budget document comes from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s Fiscal Year 2013 Congressional Budget Justification.

 

 

Christian Sentenced to Death by Hanging for Drinking Water Reserved for Muslims

by AWR Hawkins 29 Aug 2013

Aasiya Noreen “Asia” Bibi has been sentenced to death by hanging in Pakistan for drinking water “from a well belonging to Muslim women, [and] using ‘their’ cup in the burning heat of the midday sun.”

According the The New York Post, Asia described her plight thus: “I have been sentenced to death because I was thirsty. I’m a prisoner because I used the same cup as those Muslim women, because water served by a Christian woman was regarded as unclean by my stupid fellow fruit pickers.”

After her initial lockup, Asia was then moved to a remote prison, where she sits isolated in a cell. She says she has no idea how long she has to live and admits that her heart beats faster every time her cell door is opened.

Her terrible ordeal began in June 2009, as she was picking fruit with fellow female workers from her village. At the height of the mid-day heat she drank from a well, only to hear someone yell, warning no other women to drink from the well because it was haram. In other words, it had been “dirtied” by the Christian and was therefore “forbidden.”

Asia responded to this declaration with a declaration of her own: “I think Jesus would see things differently than Mohammed.” This statement made its way through her village, and days later, as she was picking fruit once more, both male and female villagers closed in on her.

Asia was beaten so badly that she was brought to the brink of unconsciousness, her tormentors stopping only to ask her if she would recant her Christianity and convert to Islam. When she answered “no,” she was beaten again.

In the end she was charged with blasphemy, “handcuffed and chained,” and now sits in a cell, awaiting death that will come by a hangman’s noose if not brought on sooner by a fellow inmate.

Asia says her experience is fast proving that being a Christian in Pakistan is not just “a failing” in the eyes of Pakistanis but actually a crime.

Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins.

(Videos) Watch What Obama, Hollande And Cameron Wants To Protect In Syria…

This is what Obama wants to protect and drop bombs for while Assad is trying to rid his country of Sunni extremists from surrounding Arab countries, forcing their way into the country. Let’s not forget that Sunni’s commit 93% of all terrorist attacks and plans in the world. Chose which savage you think is worth defending:

[ABOVE] Takfiri extremists Syria’s insurgency killed 150 soldiers in a battle for control of an Aleppo suburb this week, including 51 who were executed after they had surrendered, according to a Syrian monitoring group that has been chronicling casualties and evidence of atrocities.

The video, dated June 2013, showed what appeared to be an execution ground, with dozens of lifeless bodies clumped against a wall pockmarked with bullet holes. The video’s authenticity could not be independently confirmed, but the Syrian Observatory founder, quoted witnesses as saying 51 soldiers taken prisoner were later shot. Among the total who had surrendered, he said, “very few were taken hostage.”

Mr. Abdulrahman said the killers were members of the Nusra Front one of the many jihadist groups, some affiliated with Al Qaeda and populated with foreign fighters, that have entered Syria to join the insurgency battling the forces of President Bashar al-Assad in the conflict, now in its third year.

Other reports have suggested that not all of the executed were soldiers but some were civilians who supposedly cooperated with the Syrian soldiers and got punished for doing so. In the graphic video posted online on wednesday shows some of the executed men not wearing any military outfits but rather standard casual clothing.

The reports from June also indicate that all victims in this Syrian town were shot in the head from close range

The killings took place in Khan al-Assal, the town near Aleppo that both Mr. Assad and the political opposition claim was the site of a deadly chemical weapons attack on March 19, 2013.

Russian experts have collected samples from the site of the supposed attack in the Syrian town, These samples were examined in a certificated laboratory in Russia. According to the Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, there is “first-hand evidence” that the foreign-backed rebels have used chemical weapons in this incident near Aleppo.

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[BELOW] Video footage has emerged from Syria allegedly showing rebel fighters beating and kicking surrendered soldiers before shooting them dead. The UN says that if the killings are confirmed, the acts constitute a war crime.The killings took place on Thursday, during an assault by rebels in the northern town of Saraqeb — which has been the scene of heavy fighting between rebels and government forces in past weeks, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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Obama supported terrorist (“Rebel”) Eats Heart of Syrian Soldier.

Public execution of three Syrians by Jihadist group in Raqqa

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Syrian Christians Getting Attacked by Hardline Wahhabi Terrorists (“Rebels”) in their Ancient Homeland

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Kuwaiti Islamist Buys Weapons for Jihad in Syria, Praises Slaughterings

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Syrian Rebels Filmed By New York Times Team, Caught Using Captured Prisoners As Suicide Bombers

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Syrian Rebels Joins Up With Al Qaeda – Group Pledges Support To Terror Leader

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Syrian rebels ‘kill unarmed man’

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Syria- FSA Sunna Extremists killing the Syrian people in the name of JIHAD

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Syrian Girl Calls Obama A Traitor To His People

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Bashar al-Assad on US TV – in the beginning of the current civil war (English)

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Bashar al Assad and his wife driving in Syria

Syria’s Christians Could Be Casualty Of U.S. Attack on Syria

Syria’s ancient Christian population could become a major casualty of an American strike against the Assad regime in retaliation for last week’s chemical-weapons attack, should any strike shift momentum in favor of the rebels.

Many Syrian Christians have held deep sympathies for Bashar al-Assad’s secular Ba’athist Party since its founding in 1947. Michel Aflaq, one of the Ba’ath Party’s co-founders, was a Christian.

The majority of Syria’s Christians struggled to remain neutral in Syria’s civil war or have backed Bashar al-Assad’s regime fearing annihilation should his secular police state be replaced by an Islamist theocracy.

“Enough with the intervention,” Patriarch Gregory III, who heads Syria’s Damascus-based Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, told the Catholic News Service (CNS). “It is fueling hatred, fueling criminality, fueling inhumanity, fueling fundamentalism, terrorism — all these things are the fruit of intervention. Enough!”

It would be better to try to help bring about reforms to the Syrian government, he said, “But not in this way, with blood,” he continued.

Syria’s Christians have found themselves under assault by the U.S. and European-backed Free Syrian Army since Syria’s civil war broke out in March 2011 and from the al-Qaida-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra.

Christian villages have been wiped out, and the rebels have confiscated Christian land. Churches around Homs and Aleppo have been destroyed.

On May 27, the Free Syrian Army raided the Christian village of al-Duvair in Syria’s western province of Homs, massacring most of the village’s Christian population. The peril faced by Christians was highlighted this spring when the Syrian Orthodox and Greek Orthodox archbishops of Aleppo were kidnapped. Their fates remain unknown; however, rumors suggest they may have been murdered.

All of these atrocities against Syria’s Christians raise the specter of a repeat of what happened in Kosovo in the 1990s after Western troops intervened, and Albanian Islamic extremists were targeted. Christian churches and monasteries that were hundreds of years old were similarly leveled.

Russia’s concern for the welfare of Syria’s Christians has factored into its calculus for supporting Bashar Assad’s regime.

“[I]n those places where the authorities are being replaced by rebel groups, Christianity is being exterminated to the last man: Christians are expelled or physically destroyed,” Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow spokesman Metropolitan Hilarion told the U.K. –based Christian Voice.

They could face an even worse fate should Assad fall, reminiscent of Iraq’s ancient Christian population in the wake of the U.S. invasion in 2003.

“The policy that is used today in Syria, under the excuse of getting rid of the regime, is very dangerous,” Yonadam Kanna, member of the Iraqi National Assembly and secretary general of the Assyrian Democratic Movement told Christian Today in June. “If the state collapses, then the jihadists are in power. If the jihadists are in power, it’s a huge risk, not only for Christians, but also Muslims of that region — not only in Syria, but in the rest of Middle East and then Europe, too.”

 

Arrested Indian Mujahideen Lived In Nepal While He Readied 100 Terrorists Against India

India will never get rid of their Muslim problem. No matter how much patience and sacrifices they have done to accommodate these people, the terror attacks and plotting will never end. After being brutally conquered, slaughtered, raped, decapitated, enslaved and all wealth looted, temples destroyed, the oldest library in history burnt down in an effort to destroy the Hindu religion – and 800 years of brutal Muslim rule, who would cull and slaughter millions of Hindus to keep the population down, – they still continue to have endless Muslim problem.
And leaders of the West imagine our situation will be different with all these Muslims entering our countries in an endless stream??? Over 100 million people in India lost their lives in Muslim slaughter fiesta’s.
Madness!

Yasin Bhatkal’s lawyer has tried to argue on behalf of his client that a mistaken arrest has been made and this is not Yasin Bhatkal. They look like one and the same person to us, although the police picture is of a younger Yasin Bhatkal.

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Lived in Nepal for 6 months, readied 100 hardcore terrorists, Bhatkal tells police

PTI | Aug 30, 2013, 10.56 PM IST

PATNA/NEW DELHI: Arrested terrorist Yasin Bhatkal is reported to have told his interrogators he was living in Nepal for the past six months and had readied around 100 hardcore associates who could do anything at his bidding.

Bhatkal and his close associate Asadullah Akhtar were on Friday remanded in 12-day police custody by a Delhi court after the National Investigation Agency brought them from Bihar where they were arrested on Wednesday at the Indo-Nepal border.

As Indian intelligence agencies mounted their surveillance in the hunt for Bhatkal, sending Rs one lakh home as an ‘eidi’ (gift) to his wife before the Eid festival early this month perhaps proved to be his undoing and gave away the Nepal hideout of one of India’s most-wanted terrorists.

The transfer of money done through normal banking channels alerted sleuths of Intelligence Bureau (IB) whose suspicions were aroused on the possible plans by the co-founder of the banned Indian Mujahideen to enter India to indulge in terror attacks or flee from Nepal’s Pokhra area.

Known as a ghost bomber, Yasin, who managed to give the slip to police after the terror attacks in which he was involved, told his interrogators that the money sent to his wife in India was meant for expenses for Eid festivities on August 9.

Sources privy to the probe said Bhatkal told interrogators he was living in Nepal for the past six months and had readied around 100 hardcore associates who could do anything on his orders.

Yasin also told them he used to frequently change residences in Nepal where he treated Muslims as a Unani doctor.

The sources said Yasin got angry on some occasions during interrogation.

Yasin and his associate were remorseless in acknowledging that they carried out bomb blasts to ‘send a message’, according to Motihari SP Vinay Kumar. Yasin is wanted in around 40 terror cases.

“Bomb blast karta hu message dene ke liye (I carry out bomb blasts to send a message),” Yasin was quoted as saying by Kumar, who played a key role in the arrest of the two top IM operatives.

Kumar told PTI the two men expressed no remorse for triggering blasts that killed a large number of people in different cities. Yasin is also reported to have said he had expertise in making IEDs.

Investigators have found a laptop and mobile phone from Yasin’s possession which are expected to throw up vital clues in unraveling a number of terror modules.

The sources said a forged driving licence and a voter ID were also recovered from Yasin who was nabbed by Indian agencies with a “lot of help” from Nepal police.

Sunni Funded And Plotted Shiite Cleansing Fails As More Countries Back Out Of Syria Attack

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While the Western world sees one side of the story, the truth is that the silent group behind the funding, propaganda, and  terrorism that is the underlying cause of the tensions in Syria, the Sunni Arabs, are always trying to get the West to do their dirty work for them. This is a Sunni-Shia war, a religious jihad to remove the shiite kafirs from the Sunni majority region.

We don’t need to look back too far to see the disasters we create by interfering into their endless disputes. Libya was pushed onto the West as a target by the ‘Arab coalition’ that had to be attacked by the Western – on their behalf – due to long standing Arab enmity with Qaddafi. Why is their disputes our concern? Egypt, Tunisia the same and the interference shamefully helped to install a terrorist organization. Behind closed door the Arabs endlessly encourage the West to get involved to clear their own enemies out of the way, while officially they pretend to have no part in it.  It’s time to stop jumping and warring every time the Arabs stand behind the suggestion. Wikileaks revealed how shameful the Arabs are in their taqqiyya, saying one thing to the West and something else to their own. .

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Obama had no interest defending 100,000 Christians who have been slaughtered in Muslim hands. He has not cared for the thousands of Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, Sikhs either who have been slaughtered in Muslim efforts to commit genocide of them and their faith. But he claims he is “concerned” about America’s security when Assad hits back at foreign extremists, yet he continues to flood the U.S. with Muslim immigrants and asylum seekers. Meanwhile, the yearly arson numbers and train derailing just keep increasing….

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US seeks allies as UK shuns Syria action in shock vote

Barack Obama sought international allies for military action against Syria on Friday after British MPs voted against intervention in a stunning defeat for Prime Minister David Cameron, leaving the US president isolated both abroad and at home.

By Lorna SHADDICK reporting from Washington DC (video)

The United States is still seeking an “international coalition” in response to Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons, despite a vote against military action by British MPs, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Friday.

“Our approach is to continue to find an international coalition that will act together,” Hagel told a news conference after the British lower house ruled out participation in any punitive strikes against Syria’s regime with a shock vote late on Thursday.

Hagel said Washington respected the British parliament’s stance. “Every nation has a responsibility to make its own decisions,” Hagel said during a visit to The Philippines. “We are continuing to consult with the British as with all of our allies.”

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Asked if there was anything Syria could do to prevent possible US military action, Hagel said he could not speculate on hypothetical situations. “I have not been informed of any change in the Assad regime’s position on any issue. I deal with the reality with what we have,” he said at a joint news conference with his Philippine counterpart.

US officials suggested that President Barack Obama would be willing to proceed with limited actions against Syria even without specific promises of allied support because US national security interests are at stake.

“President Obama’s decision-making will be guided by what is in the best interests of the United States,” White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement after the British vote. “He believes that there are core interests at stake for the United States and that countries who violate international norms regarding chemical weapons need to be held accountable.”

Despite opinion polls showing most Americans oppose deeper involvement in the Syrian conflict, Obama has been under pressure to enforce a “red line” against chemical weapons use, which he declared just over a year ago.

Obama isolated

British Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said key ally Washington would be disappointed that Britain “will not be involved,” though he added, “I don’t expect that the lack of British participation will stop any action.”

But he told BBC television, “It’s certainly going to place some strain on the special relationship,” referring to ties with Washington.

FRANCE 24’s Lorna Shaddick said that for some in Washington the UK vote had transformed the country from “one of the US’s most dependable allies to something of a complicating factor” for Obama.

“Both internationally and domestically Obama is looking more isolated and will certainly be finding his decision on Syria a more difficult one to make,” she said. “Internationally he’s seen to be going against international opinion and domestically, members of congress are now demanding the same vote as in the UK.”

France, which now has a stronger hand to play in the debate than the UK, said openly on Thursday for the first time that the French military is preparing for a possible operation, but stopped short of announcing armed intervention.

President François Hollande, who does not need parliamentary approval to launch an attack, urged for a political solution rather than a military one. “We will only achieve this if the international community is capable of bringing a stop to this escalation of violence, of which the chemical massacre is just one illustration,” Hollande said after meeting Syrian opposition leader Ahmad al-Jarba.

Lawmakers and public uneasy

In the US, officials have been trying to garner the support of lawmakers, many of which have expressed opposition to an intervention. High-level officials held a 90-minute teleconference with lawmakers on Thursday evening to explain why they believe Bashar al-Assad’s government was the culprit in last week’s suspected chemical attack, but provided no new evidence.

It remained to be seen whether any sceptics were swayed by the call, given the expectation in advance that officials would hold back classified information to protect intelligence sources and methods.

Representative Eliot Engel, who participated in the teleconference, said the UK vote was raised during the call, and “the response was that the president will do what he feels is in the best interests of the American people regardless of what other countries may or may not do”.

After the 90-minute briefing, some lawmakers said the administration still had work to do to convince the public.

“The president is going to have to make his case to the American people before he takes any action,” said Republican Howard “Buck” McKeon of California, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

But any intervention looked set to be delayed until UN investigators report back after leaving Syria on Saturday. The UK vote saw expectations of imminent turmoil ease further.

The parliamentary vote seemed to reflect deep misgivings stemming from Britain’s involvement in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, which was massively opposed by the British public and left the government shame-faced when US claims of weapons of mass destruction – supposed to justify the intervention – fell through.

The White House emphasised on Thursday that any action would be “very discreet and limited,” and in no way comparable to the Iraq war.

US administration and defence officials have said in recent days the most likely move would be the launch of cruise missiles from ships off the Syrian coast in a campaign that would last days.

Several US naval ships have been making their way to the eastern Mediterranean Sea in recent days, while two French anti-air frigates were heading in the same direction. France also has a dozen cruise missile-capable fighter aircraft at military bases in the United Arab Emirates and the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti.

(FRANCE 24 with wires)

David Cameron, The Hypocrite, Exposed: Britain’s Chemical Sales To Syria Revealed

Britain has approved more than £12bn in military sales to countries it condemns for human rights abuses, including Syria.

By David Bowden, Defence Correspondent

 

Britain has sold industrial materials to Syria that could have been used to make chemical weapons, according to a new report by MPs on arms sales.

The Commons Committees on Arms Export Controls (CAEC) said it was just one example of numerous questionable deals between UK contractors and countries the Foreign Office (FCO) deems to have poor human rights records.

The CAEC said supplies of sodium fluoride, which could be used to make chemical weapons, were sent to Syria in the last couple of years.

Sodium fluoride is a legitimate component of a number of civilian products including toothpaste, but there is no way of knowing what it was used for in the end.

MPs have fired a warning shot across the Government’s bows, questioning the checks made on more than 3,000 export licences worth over £12bn to 27 countries on the FCO’s own list of countries of human rights concern.

While the CAEC acknowledged many of the licences were for dual-use (military or civilian) items or other equipment which could not readily be used for “internal repression”, the MPs said the numbers were still “surprisingly large”.

The biggest chunk of the £12bn comes from Israel, which accounts for £7.8bn.

The Saudis are next, with close to £1.9bn, and China is third, with almost £1.4bn.

The UK also has licences to sell arms to Iran, Egypt and Syria among many others.

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“The scale of the extant strategic licences to the Foreign Office’s 27 countries of human rights concern puts into stark relief the inherent conflict between the Government’s arms exports and human rights policies,” said CAEC chairman Sir John Stanley.

Israeli soldiers stand atop tanks before a drill near Kibbutz Ein Zivan close to the border crossing between Israel and Syria, in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

Licences to Israel account for almost £8bn

“The committees adhere to their previous recommendation that the Government should apply significantly more cautious judgements when considering arms export licence applications for goods to authoritarian regimes ‘which might be used to facilitate internal repression’ in contravention of the Government’s stated policy.”

Labour MP Richard Burden, who chairs the Britain-Palestine All Party Parliamentary Group, said the amount going to Israel was “astonishing”.

“What is most striking is that over half of the total is going to ‘Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories’,” he said.

“Look a little closer and you see that almost all of those exports are going to Israel, with only £5,539 going to the Occupied Territories.

“Look closer still and you see something utterly astonishing – 380 different licences have been granted for exports of arms and military equipment to Israel.

“However, £7,765,450,000 of the £7.8bn worth of equipment exported to Israel is covered by just one licence approval – for equipment employing cryptography and software for equipment employing cryptography.

“This is bizarre, particularly as there are scores of other licences granted for export of cryptography equipment and software which have a substantial value – but still only add up to a tiny fraction of this amount.

“I am tabling questions to the minister today to find out just what this licence was all about. Is just one company involved? Why does the scale of this licence dwarf all others with similar titles? What does the contact actually involve?”

Prime Minister David Cameron has made no secret of his desire to push British defence sales and has led missions to India, the Gulf and Saudi Arabia to try and bring in multimillion-pound deals, even though Saudi Arabia is among the states on the concern list from the Foreign Office.

David Cameron and King Abdullah
Mr Cameron led a mission to Saudi Arabia in 2012

As well as Saudi Arabia, the FCO’s concern list comprises Afghanistan, Belarus, Burma, China, Colombia, Cuba, North Korea, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Fiji, Iran, Iraq, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Libya, Pakistan, Russia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

Argentina is one of five additional countries about which the CAEC has raised concern – the others are Bahrain, Egypt, Madagascar and Tunisia.

The arms business allows nations to buy diplomatic and political clout by selling weapons and technology whilst at the same time protecting hundreds of thousands of jobs back home.

But the problem it seems from this latest report is making sure it is known who is getting their hands on that technology in the end.

A Department for Business, Innovation and Skills spokesman said the Government “operates one of the most rigorous arms export control regimes in the world”.

“An export licence would not be granted where we assess there is a clear risk the goods might be used for internal repression, provoke or prolong conflict within a country, be used aggressively against another country or risk our national security,” he said.

“All licences highlighted in the committees’ report were fully assessed against a range of internationally agreed stringent criteria which take into account the circumstances at the time the licence application was made.

“When circumstances change or new information comes to light we can – and do – revoke extant licences where the proposed export is no longer consistent with the criteria.”

Amnesty International’s arms control expert Oliver Sprague has called for greater transparency.

“Looking at these, the Government’s own figures, it would be hard not to conclude that the UK Government’s arms sales practices are at odds with its stated policy not to send weapons to anywhere that poses a clear risk that they could be used for human rights violations,” he said.

“What is needed now is an urgent explanation of what these licences were actually for, who was going to use them and what assurances were in place to ensure they were not going to be used for human rights violations.

“Until there is much greater transparency over exactly what we are selling and to whom, it will be impossible for Parliament or the public to have confidence in the UK’s arms sales policies.”

MadTV’s Parody on Al Jazeera: Death to America!

Pretty funny!

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Meanwhile, the launch numbers for the authentic parody, Al Jazeera, doesn’t look too good:

By Patrick Kevin DayAugust 28, 2013, 1:43 p.m.

Al Jazeera America made its debut on Aug. 20, and the first week of ratings are in. And they’re pretty darn low.

According to TV Newser, the highest-rated show on the station, which replaced Current TV, was the Thursday airing of “Real Money With Ali Velshi.” The program drew 54,000 total viewers, which is fewer than Al Jazeera America’s Twitter audience of 75,000.

The channel’s launch drew just 22,000 people, which is below the threshold which Nielsen claims it can report viewers. An audience that low is called “scratching.”

Death to America!