Be warned were going extremely long.
Consider it a long winded anniversary speech. Get something to drink if you must!
Felix and Freethinker have left some great links in the previous posts and I want to put them here for all to read. Of course, thanks to you both. :)
Those links will be included at the end, don't miss them.
And a Marie Colvin is included
The world is nearly a year into another NATO destabilization campaign, in another secular Middle Eastern Country. We have witnessed the downfall of a secular Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and now the path of NATO destruction is leading to Syria.
In all cases mentioned, the countries have turned towards theocratic Islam. This is not a “coincidental” kind of happening. This is by design. The West has been heavily involved with the Salafi and Muslim Brotherhood movements. The installation of these western theocrats creates the needed illusion to justify long term meddling in aformentioned nations.
It also creates the perception of an existential threat that the West needs.
What the West is attempting is to turn the entire ME into a theocracy on par with Saudi Arabia. And Saudi Arabia, could not be happier for it! Extending its influence through the region, while ensuring subservience to NATO (British, US, French etc.,) and Israeli interests.
So for this post were going back almost one year in time to recall when the first inkling of an overthrow came to light. Or at least my light.
March 24/2011 Western backed Social Media "revolution" coming to Syria
Brought to you all by video uploaded onto YouTube.
Interesting that even then I noticed how quickly the main stream media was on board and covering this “revolution” In hindsight it seems now as if they were in the game all along
“Today is supposed to be the so called "Day of Dignity" Protest. And the mainstream media coverage will be on going. Live even. Al Jazeera and The Guardian are both mentioning they will be having "live coverage" of the protests. Likely other mainstream media outlets will be providing live coverage. Watching the BBC yesterday, they were covering the issue.
The protests in Daara, are at the very best a local issue. In one city. And so far, the protests have been small. This has me really curious as to why the international media is giving it so much coverage??
What was quite clear in the post quoted from above-The internet access and connectivity was not there for this type of “revolution” to take hold, now without some sort of outside help.
Reread- The myth of the Arab social media revolution
As time went on it became quite clear how assistance with internet access was coming into Syria
A shadow internet had been created
Given nearly a years worth of reading, researching and writing about Syria from the first inkling of a NATO backed revolution it was not lost on me that this past week-end, after the Syrian Army had managed to take Babr Amr from the rebels, a car bomb exploded in Daara.
This was not an accident or a coincidence.
This was a NATO bomb.
Perhaps to reinforce the mythical narrative? "One year later this town remembers.."
Problem being other then the initial “protests” Daara had been quiet.
I guess, NATO had to get the ball rolling somehow. Despite what this article claims
These bombings aren’t so mysterious.
Someone? Who? (instructed by NATO in terrorist acts) drives a booby trapped car into a location to ensure maximum damage and kaboom.
This car bomb came after the previous one in Aleppo. An Assad stronghold.
It would seem likely that the pot is being stirred in Daara for symbolic reasons as well as to terrorize the residents of Daara
The payload (detonated) at a traffic circle in Dara, killing three civilians and wounding 20 others, including law enforcement personnel”
Killing civilians and law enforcement- Who ever did this likely hopped right across the Jordan/Syria border. You may recall I had a post up about US special ops being present in Jordan?
Oh and speaking of special ops... the mainstream media is finally covering the news that French soldiers had been arrested in Homs.
Two commenters had left that information at the blog previously- Gallier and no6ody. Thanks!
Here’s the scoop! Thirteen French officers 'captured by Syrian Army'
Thirteen French officers have been captured by Syrian forces according to the Lebanon-based Daily Star newspaper, the first mainstream media outlet to report on rumours of Western troops on the ground.
Perhaps this was the real reason that the French Ambassador was in Damascus over the week-end. Despite the French embassy being closed in Syria?
Was the Ambassador really there to negotiate for the release of the soldiers, as opposed to the happenstance recovery of the reporter?
Smart money is on the negotiations for soldiers.
Ah France, tsk tsk..all the blood on your hands.
What war crimes are being committed in the names of your citizens?
According to an Armenian report the EU has recognized the illegitimate Syrian National Council, that monstrosity created in Turkey
““The EU has recognized as legal the representation of the so-called Syrian National Council, based in Istanbul. It is nonsense, but that enables making even more efforts by the de-facto established coalition, including the U.S., the EU, Turkey and some Arab states,” Areshev said.”
This is the first I have read of this. The NATO backed rebels in Libya had recognized their NATO bretheren in Turkey, but I was unaware that the EU had done the same.
If this is indeed the case, as the report claims. Everything is about to get a lot worse. The NATO nations will arm this "government" as they did in Libya.
According to this Armenian,
"the U.S. and its allies constantly are getting reinforced on the borders with Syria preparing a bridgehead.”
"A strong position secured by an army inside enemy territory from which to advance or attack"
Oh, like a buffer zone?
Let’s talk about Turkey and Lebanon and buffer zones or bridgeheads.
Turkey is the home of the Syrian National Council. All manner of guns and fighter have been crossing the border into Syria
Turkey is giving comfort to the “rebels” of Idlib.
Who have ideally positioned themselves to create that bridgehead mentioned above
"Rebels here envision this region as their country's Benghazi, the eastern Libyan breakaway enclave shielded by a Western-enforced no-fly zone that served as a political and strategic capital for insurgents fighting Moammar Kadafi.
"We want to base here and then move our forces forward, rather than have each area fighting on its own," said Zidan, 37, a father of four who worked as a general contractor for years in Kuwait. "He who wants to defect, flee to here; he who wants to fight, come here."A little more on what is going on near the Turkish border and we are going to reminisce on those “camps” that Angel(ina) of death visited. I was deeply suspicious that these camps were cover for the NATO destabilizers. Read on.
Idlib is ideally positioned to become Syria's Benghazi. As in the Libyan city, the revolution has tapped into deep resentment of an impoverished region that residents say has been snubbed by the government for decades. The rocky, mountainous terrain lends itself well to hit-and-run operations, and its proximity to rebel-friendly Turkey, from which there are long-established smuggling routes, offers the potential for foreign powers supplying the rebels.
As the rebels wait for an infusion of aid, weapons trickle in from all directions, including Turkey and Lebanon.
The Syrian army launched an offensive early Saturday against rebels in the village of Ain al-Beida, not far from the border with Turkey, the Turkish news agency Anatolia reported.
It quoted witnesses as saying around 2,000 soldiers and 15 tanks were involved in the operation to seize control of the village only a few kilometres from Turkey.
Some 7,500 Syrians have fled to Turkey since the outbreak of anti-regime unrest almost one year ago, on March 15.
They are housed in camps in Hatay, where members of the Free Syrian Army,(Al quaeda, muslim brotherhood, salafists, NATO speical ops) made up of deserters from the Syrian security forces, also are based.
My suspicions were correct, the “free syrian army”( check previous sentence on what constitutes this “army”) is holed up in the “refugee camps”
No surprise there. None whatsoever. The camps were always as phony as a three dollar bill.
I know this is long, but, we just got one more bit of news to cover.
Iranian Envoy: Syrian Terrorists Killing People with US, Israeli Weapons
A senior Iranian diplomat blasted the western countries, specially the US, for their double-standard attitude towards terrorism, and said the Syrian people and security forces are being killed by the al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists who are armed with the US and Israeli weapons.
"The West does not speak about the ties between the terrorist groups in Syria and the al-Qaeda which slaughters the people with US and Israeli weapons in that country," Iranian Ambassador to Uruguay Hojjatollah Soltani said on Monday.
No the West does not speak of those ties. But the ties are easy enough to spot.
Stay tuned, links to come
Thanks Felix-Syria -Questioning the "Casualty List"
Thanks Freethinker- The journalist combatants of Baba Amr
Also, with thanks to another commenter- Marie Colvin- Death by Nail bomb
‘Rebels killed Western journalists in Syria, not Assad army’
"According to a source working for the office of the medical examiner in Syria, a nail was found in the skull of US journalist Marie Colvin, which proves she was killed by a handmade bomb.Partial response to commenter-
The source added that Syrian doctors have not removed the nail from Colvin’s head so that US coroners can also find the real cause of her death."
"And yes, indeed, if Colvin was killed by a nail bomb
she was without a doubt killed by the NATO armed terrorists, I should have added, who may have been running low on munitions.
--which explains why they (rebels) would not give her body up to the IRC
--which explains why the rebels buried her via Youtube
to hide their own crime"
If you have been following along for any length of time here, you may recall I did a post on nail bombs being used in Syria. It was clearly by the rebels. Improvised Explosive Devices.
From Nail bombs to Israel and all points in between