Wednesday, August 24, 2011

US Ambassador Ford: A provocateur in Syria?

Interesting news story.
The US Ambassador is infiltrating Syria on a whim and a whimsy.


How did Ambassador Robert Ford get out to Jassem when the Syrian government restricts his movements outside Damascus?

He didn't ask for permission.
He didn't ask for permission? What does this tell you?

In another nation Ambassador Robert Ford is acting like a provocateur and spy.
Weapons smuggler perhaps? What else? Organizer of death squads? Promoter of propaganda?
Is this the real meaning of "diplomacy"?

"He is trying to do his job, which is to be able to maintain broad contacts with a broad cross section of Syrians and to make sure that they know where the United States stands," she responded. She added that Ford had received the support of State Department leadership in advance of the trip."
Broad Contacts with a broad cross section of Syrians, making sure they know where the US stands, with the support of the State Department

Like I said, spy, provocateur organizer of terrorist acts, provider of weapons all of those duties fit the job description. above

Ford's background related to Iraq, Negroponte and deaths squads

Since his arrival in Damascus in late Jan 2011, Ford played a central role in laying the groundwork as well as establishing contacts with opposition groups. A functioning US embassy in Damascus was seen as a precondition for carrying out a process of political destabilization leading to “regime change”. Ford is no ordinary diplomat. He was US representative in Jan 2004 to the Shi’ite city of Najaf in Iraq. Najaf was the stronghold of the Mahdi army. A few months later he was appointed “Number Two Man” (Minister Counsellor for Political Affairs) at the US embassy in Baghdad at the outset of Negroponte’s tenure as US Ambassador to Iraq (Jun 2004-Apr 2005). Ford subsequently served under Negroponte’s successor Zalmay Khalilzad prior to his appointment as Ambassador to Algeria in 2006. Negroponte’s mandate as US ambassador to Iraq (together with Ford) was to coordinate out of the US embassy, the covert support to death squads and paramilitary groups in Iraq with a view to fomenting sectarian violence and weakening the resistance movement. Ford as “Number Two” (Minister Counsellor for Political Affairs) at the US Embassy played a central role in this endeavor.



John Negroponte death squads in Iraq as in Elsalvador

El Salvador style deaths squads to be deployed in Iraq

Hit squads would be controversial and would probably be kept secret.

The experience of the so-called “death squads” in Central America remains raw for many even now and helped to sully the image of the United States in the region.

Then, the Reagan Administration funded and trained teams of nationalist forces to neutralise Salvadorean rebel leaders and sympathisers. Supporters credit the policy with calming the insurgency, although it left a bitter legacy and stirred anti-American sentiment.

John Negroponte, the US Ambassador in Baghdad, had a front-row seat at the time as Ambassador to Honduras from 1981-85.



16 comments:

  1. I'm shocked, shocked to find out that a US ambassador is involved in the violent subversion of a sovereign nation!

    In a related note, I came across this video some time ago of former ambassador to China John Huntsman observing the abortive "color revolution" taking place in front of a Chinese McDonalds, via Digging to China. To his credit, the camera man takes him to task on the matter.

    My apologies as I don't remember who linked to it. If it wasn't you, it was someone on your blogroll or in the comments.

    You keep turning over those rocks and finding the crawly things scurrying around underneath. It makes the vomit well up in one's throat at times.
    Thx Pen.

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  2. ahhh Negroponte, we were talking about him just the other day.

    He's back on this continent now as far as I recall - so watch for those death squads to show up again in south and central america, or heck maybe even north america given this demon's track record.

    Buffy

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  3. Looks like the PTB are slightly behind schedule.

    Seven Countries In Five Years

    An interview with General Wesley Clark

    “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.” I said, “Is it classified?” He said, “Yes, sir.

    We are going to hear General Wesley Clark on the possibility of a U.S. attack on Iran, the impeachment of President Bush, the use of cluster bombs, the bombing of Radio Television Serbia during the Kosovo War and much more. I interviewed Wesley Clark on Tuesday at the 92nd Street Y in New York.

    Broadcast - 03/05/07

    The Plan -- according to U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.)

    In an interview with Amy Goodman on March 2, 2007, U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.), explains that the Bush Administration planned to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Iran


    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17253.htm

    At one time, most of the world didn't hate the American public, since they knew we had psychos for leaders.

    But now, after almost 10 years of the 'War of Terror' being waged, those same people are now starting to hate Americans because we let our government rum amuck.

    P.S. If Ford's connected to Negroponte, then he's connected to that Central American butcher Elliot Abrams.

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  4. Blammo:

    as shocked as I was, I am sure ;)

    I do recall having a post about the Chinese "color revolution" taking place at all the best known american brand outlets.

    McDonalds and Starbucks were two that come to mind.

    ONly problem is no one showed up.
    Save for western "journalists" and the ambassador and some curious shoppers.

    Oops

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  5. Buffy: amazing the ties to that scum bag are everywhere.

    He is back on this continent, so yeah, deaths squads in north america, why not?

    With this guy in the near vicinity, any depravity is possible

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  6. Greg:

    "P.S. If Ford's connected to Negroponte, then he's connected to that Central American butcher Elliot Abrams."

    A new twist to the sordid tale?
    I shall have to look into this one

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  7. Hey Penny, the bf's mum is well aquainted with Negroponte and his minions. She fled her country after four of her brothers were murdered by his kind of henchmen. We discussed him when she was here for dinner last week. Never have I seen someone's eyes turn to ice in a split second as hers did.

    We are trying to get her to write her memoirs about this dreadful time in her life.

    Buffy

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  8. That would be interesting reading

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  9. Greg, there's also another reason why people start to hate 'mericuns. Indeed, people thought that it was a case of bad elites for otherwise decent humans, applying what they experience at home. But with the advent of internet, people could experience unsophisticated-loudmouth-arrogant-moronic know-it-alls all by themselves on different platforms. One only needs to follow some comment threads on mainstream media sites or better even follow some of the shit on 4chan. A "civilisation" that is able to produce something like 4chan deserves all the hate it gets.

    This doesn't mean that I personally hate anyone based on vague properties, like where they were born, or what color their skin happens to have.

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  10. Hey Gallier!

    how goes it?

    What is 4chan?
    I have not heard or seen this, so please explain?

    "But with the advent of internet, people could experience unsophisticated-loudmouth-arrogant-moronic know-it-alls all by themselves on different platforms."

    I understand what your saying, but,is it the perception of anonymity that gives people who want to irrationally spout off the impetus to do so?
    You got to wonder would the loudmouth arrogant types be just that if they were face to face with other persons.

    To be fair, it is not americans that are alone in that type of behaviour, I have seen canadians do that too.

    Israelis take special marks for some of the most racist and hateful commentary I have ever read, all on their own msm sites.

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  11. Penny, I suspect 4chan means Channel-4 News - its probably even worse than the BBC as it pretends to be 'highbrow'. Fashionably left of centre it's totally infested with politically-correct multicultural unbearably smug presenters and saturated with 'right-think' attitudes. I used to be a fan before I noticed the blinkers I was wearing - now makes me want to vomit.

    Great work as always penny.

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  12. Hey Gallier!

    how goes it?


    Fine Penny, I'm always lurking, I comment only rarely. Writing is not my forte, so I abstain most of the time (and I also have to work from time to time ;-)


    What is 4chan?
    I have not heard or seen this, so please explain?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4chan

    It's the worst place on the web, all the Interent memes come from there. Avoid absolutly if you don't want pedo and gore pics on your computer.


    "But with the advent of internet, people could experience unsophisticated-loudmouth-arrogant-moronic know-it-alls all by themselves on different platforms."

    I understand what your saying, but,is it the perception of anonymity that gives people who want to irrationally spout off the impetus to do so?
    You got to wonder would the loudmouth arrogant types be just that if they were face to face with other persons.


    The special combination of ignorance and arrogance displayed by US commenters on a lot of boards reaches a quality level rarely seen otherwise. It doesn't mean there are no decent US commenters (there are a lot) or moronic non-americans (there are a lot too), but the ratio says it all.


    To be fair, it is not americans that are alone in that type of behaviour, I have seen canadians do that too.


    Absolutely, I'm not disputing that.


    Israelis take special marks for some of the most racist and hateful commentary I have ever read, all on their own msm sites.

    That's true indeed.

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  13. Apparently my response was eaten by the system. here just for info

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4chan

    Don't go there, it's dangerous.

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  14. Doh! I let my revulsion of Ch4 propaganda-news get the better of me. Hadn't heard of this 4chan thing.

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  15. hey freethinker!
    and thank you :)

    more on 4chan..

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  16. hey gallier,
    I read the link at wiki and honestly the place sounds stupid and boring, but, why evil?

    Because of the explicit images?

    Which I do believe that kind of stuff is really detrimental to the human brain...
    based on the nature of brain function, one day I may do a post on that and explain further but wondering why you think it is evil?

    thanks gallier!

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