Friday, February 3, 2012

The Arab Mission Report the UN ignored & a Russian Veto

"Every member of the council has to make a decision: Whose side are you on? Are you on the side of the Syrian people? ... Or are you on the side of a brutal, dictatorial regime?" Hilary Clinton

Why did I open with this quote?
Because this is how your perception is managed. Everyday. By the people in charge, via the media. Her language sets the standard for the false dichotomy on Syria.

Is the West really “on side” with the Syrian people? Clearly and emphatically the answer is NO!
Is the West really against a brutal dictatorial regime? Again the answer is NO!

Ms Clinton’s words are chosen to present a simplistic black and white scenario that is easily digested by readers and viewers via the whoring media.

The troubles in Syria have never been about being on the “side of the people” or on the side of the “brutal dictator” Ms Clinton is very well aware of that since she is part and parcel of the destabilization campaign that has been waged by the West against Syria.
She is the promoter of ruin. The bringer of death and destruction. And she is not alone.
But, she doesn’t want you to realize that. To be aware. To discern.
So through language she creates an illusion..... An illusion that the masses must break free of.

The other day I wrote on the UN “debate” on Syria. The report from the Arab League was to have been presented to the council. This did not happen. I am going to link to the report for you to read yourself, once you begin to read it you will understand quite clearly why this report was not even mentioned. You can access the report here
Excerpt below...

13. Immediately on arriving in Homs, the Head of the Mission met with the Governor of the city, who explained that there had been an escalation in violence perpetrated by armed groups in the city. There had been instances of kidnapping and sabotage of Government and civilian facilities. Food was in short supply owing to the blockade imposed by armed groups, which were believed to include some 3000 individuals

14. The Mission visited the residential districts of Baba Amr, Karam Al-Zaytun, Al-Khalidiyya and Al-Ghuta without guards. It met with a number of opposition citizens who described the state of fear, blockade
and acts of violence to which they had been subjected by Government forces. At a time of intense exchanges of gunfire among the sides, the Mission witnessed the effects of the destruction wrought on outlying districts. The
Mission witnessed an intense exchange of gunfire between the Army and opposition in Baba Amr. It saw four military vehicles in surrounding areas, and therefore had to return to the Governorate headquarters. It was agreed with the Governor that five members of the Mission would remain in Homs until the following day to conduct field work and meet with the greatest possible number of citizens.

15. Immediately on returning from Homs, the Head of the Mission met with the Government and insisted that it withdraw military vehicles from the city, put an end to acts of violence, protect civilians, lift the blockade and provide food. He further called for the two sides to exchange the bodies of those killed.

16. At that meeting, the Syrian side agreed to withdraw all military presence from the city and residential areas except for three army vehicles that were not working and had been surrounded, and one that had been taken from the Army by armed groups. The Syrian side requested the Mission’s assistance to recover and remove those vehicles in exchange for the release of four individuals, the exchange of five bodies from each side, the entry of basic foods for families in the city, and the entry of sanitation vehicles to remove garbage. It
was agreed at the end of the meeting that the Mission would conduct another visit to Homs on the following day in the company of General Hassan Sharif, the security coordinator for the Government side.

So we have armed groups terrorizing the city of Homs.. Kidnappings and sabotage of government and civilian facilities. A food blockade imposed by armed groups. Armed groups waging gun battles with Syrian soldiers. We have the Syrian government agreeing to pull back military presence from the city EXCEPT for three army vehicles that were not working and one that had fallen into the hands of the armed fighters. We also have the Syrian government requesting the assistance of the mission to enable the entry of basic food for the families into the city.
This indicates, at least to me, that for all intents and purposes Homs is occupied by armed fighters, who are holed up in the outer areas of the city and are terrorizing the civilian population. The Syrian army was present and attempting to rid the city of these terrorists.

What it also indicates to the reader, importantly, is that the Syrian government was cooperative with the Arab mission and attempted to resolve these difficult situations.

anti-terror rally

Let’s go to Page 4.......
A. Monitoring and observation of the cessation of all violence by all sides in cities and residential

Violence by all sides- This definitely does not play into Hilary Clinton’s simplistic black and white wording now does it? Nor does it jibe with the media version the western audience has been spoon fed.

Do you recall the French cameraman who was killed. I covered that here. The mission confirmed that he was killed by opposition mortar.

Pg. 60 # 44: “It should be noted that Mission reports from Homs indicate that the French journalist was killed by opposition mortar shells”

That was completely obvious which is why the story disappeared quite quickly. Other then the very brief initial spin, the story fell off the media radar within pretty much a day. Two at the most. The most obvious reason for that? It would have drawn attention to the fact that the “peaceful protestors” are waging an armed terror campaign. Bought, paid for and supported fully by the West. Couldn’t have that awareness getting too wide spread. To known.

Interesting to read of the difficulties the mission had, I won’t list them all, only the ones that pertain what were supposed to be unbiased observers and media reports..

VII. Obstacles encountered by the Mission

50. Some observers reneged on their duties and broke the oath they had taken. They made contact with officials from their countries and gave them exaggerated accounts of events. Those officials consequently developed a bleak and unfounded picture of the situation. (Likely the Saudi observers)

E. The media
68. Since it began its work, the Mission has been the target of a vicious media campaign. Some media outlets have published unfounded statements, which they attributed to the Head of the Mission. They have alsogrossly exaggerated events, thereby distorting the truth.

69. Such contrived reports have helped to increase tensions among the Syrian people and undermined the observers’ work. Some media organizations were exploited in order to defame the Mission and its Head and cause the Mission to fail.

It looks as if the mission had what can only be called spies in amongst the ranks, making the job more difficult then it already was.

When one reads through the report it is clear that Syria did attempt to meet the demands of the Arab mission. Under rather tough circumstances. What is also very clear is that there is, and has been for some time now, a fully armed and entrenched group of western backed destabilizers and terrorizers in Syria. Which is why this report was not addressed at the UN.

Instead we have another resolution being tabled at the Security Council, with the Western nations the US, France and Britain looking for a way to start flying bombers over the beleaguered nation. Because their armed terrorist killers simply aren't getting the job done fast enough! Especially if Syria has to be taken down before an attack on Iran can be undertaken.
Once Syria falls, Iran is not far behind.

The latest news coverage has Russia still saying they will VETO the resolution if it is voted on today

Russia shot down suggestions from some U.N. Security Council members of an imminent deal on a draft resolution aimed at stopping Syria's bloody upheaval, warning it would veto the text if it were put to a vote Friday.

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