Thursday, October 31, 2013

Israel says NO, while Syria beats deadlines. Latakia attack?

Israel says NO to ratifying Chemical Weapons Convention 

Israel's security cabinet is sticking to its decision not to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention – even though top defense figures have come out in favor of the treaty, a senior official said

Although Israel signed the Chemical Weapons Convention in 1993, by not ratifying the accord it declines to subject itself to the treaty.
Israel is not in compliance. Israel is able to be non compliant with the Chemical Weapons Treaty because they choose to not ratify the agreement. As they have just chosen, yet again.
 Netanyahu raised the issue at a security cabinet session dealing with the situation in Syria, after the ministers heard surveys about the process of destroying Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons.

The session did not last long and no vote was held. Both Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said they believed that Israel should not change its policy regarding the convention, nor bring it to the cabinet or Knesset for ratification, the official said.

After a short consultation the ministers decided to maintain Israel’s existing policy on the matter, he said.
Meanwhile Syria has destroyed its chemical weapons production and mixing facilities, EARLY

Ahead of schedule.

The Nov. 1 deadline has been met, early,  and Syria has destroyed its chemical weapons production and mixing facilities.                     
Syria has destroyed or rendered inoperable all of its declared chemical weapons production and mixing facilities, meeting a major deadline in an ambitious disarmament program, the international chemical weapons watchdog said Thursday.
As for the other two sites the teams were unable to reach?

The other two were too dangerous to inspect, but the chemical equipment had already been moved to other sites that experts had visited, it said.

Therefore, everything has been inspected and production and mixing facilities destroyed.
While Israel hides, or attempts to hide, it's chemical weapon inventory from the rest of the World.

I see a comment in the previous post mentions the alleged attack in Latakia. Information seems very limited on this happening. Early this morning I caught the first news stories surrounding this claim.
It appeared that all news originated with Israel and the opposition.

 An aside: I couldn't access SANA at the time to see what, if anything, was being reported. I haven't had much luck getting on SANA as of late. Has anyone else had that problem?
Here is what I found this morning-

Report: Israel strikes Syrian military base near Latakia

Syrian and Lebanese media report a loud explosion at a Syrian military base near Latakia on Wednesday night • Lebanese media say IAF aircraft flew over Lebanon on way to Syria • Eyewitnesses in Latakia hear planes, see large fire at base.

The only media that reported on an explosion was social media. That was all I saw mention of.
Social media lit up reports via the opposition

This was interesting?

Israeli media (Ynet) reporting that Lebanese media is reporting using sources from Jerusalem. Sort of circular, no? But this report implicates Turkey, while most others implicate Israel?
The Lebanese channel MTV reported from sources in Jerusalem that Turkey is behind the attack of the Syrian aerial defense system in the Latakia area.

 According to the report, the attack was in retaliation to the shooting down of a Turkish airplane a few months ago near the same area. (Roi Kais)

Based on a complete lack of credible reports, it would seem that this most likely did not happen, but the reports are being used to dishearten the Syrian public.
If anyone know of any more credible reporting let me know?


  1. Hi Penny BBC reports Israel Attacks Latakia Port uses the words Russian rockets!!! Just saw it about 1 hr ago on the BBC news channel

  2. I am not sure what is going on here. It is however, clear, that both Israel and the US are itching for a military incursion into Syria, to assist their Arab counterparts, SA, Qatar etc. Is is baiting? Russia? Syria? Iran?

    Hard to tell with so many lies and disinfo out there. The only real truth in any of this is the hell the poor people of Syria are living in. Aided and abetted by the aforementioned group of evildoers ;)

    The chessboard is certainly getting volatile. I don't think it is a coincidence that there is an increase in unrest in Russia's south and border regions. Did SA not threaten Russia earlier this year?

    What a clusterfuck.


  3. this is a diversion, the attack is on Gaza. Every time Israel attacks Gaza the media pulls another attack on Syria from the bag. There is something taking place on the border of Gaza!

  4. Tel Aviv Regime Strikes Syria, Again

    Latest Israeli attack part of wider US-Saudi-Israeli strategy.

    November 1, 2013 (Tony Cartalucci) - Israel and its Western sponsors have admitted to an unprovoked airstrike in Syrian territory this week. This is the latest of several assaults Israeli planes have carried out against neighboring Syria over the past year. CNN, in its report, "Israeli planes strike Syrian military base, U.S. official says," admits:


  5. Too many things happening to speak on them all.

    Wanted to drop off Pepe Escobar's R_T piece Link to his article
    Why Vladimir rules and Obama bombs

    Main reason is he gives Saker a boost and links to his great blog post I have yet to finish reading. 1993-2013: is the twenty years long "pas de deux" of Russia and the USA coming to an end?

    Busy day, why is it when you get older there is so much to do/ interests and so little time. Always said it wasn't fair to waste so much on youth :)

    Dirty plans from zion-ville.. I can feel it. They will use every diversion available and with continuous holidays coming it can't be good.

  6. Attack by air?
    Attack by sea?
    Attacked by Turkey?
    Attacked by Israel?
    Here is yet another version,7340,L-4447808,00.html

    Syrian report: Missile launched from sea hits near Latakia
    The Syrian news website DamPress reported a missile was launched from the direction of the Mediterranean toward Syrian army anti-aircraft missile bases near the agricultural institute in Latakia.

    According to the report, no one was injured, but some damage was caused. (Roi Kais)

    I am still sitting on the fence

  7. Hey Penny,

    I am still sitting on the fence

    I am on the fence as well, though now the US State Dept. has said it happened, RT did pieces on it on live broadcast, PressTV had a story on it but pulled it, Cartalucci at Land Destroyer has a story on it. Not proof as I did not see it with my own eyes, but that gives the story some more credibility at least.

    Sana still down for me. I get routed through DC, then to Austria, then hit a wall in the Czech Republic. Syper is off for a couple days but did not post anything about it.

    Has all the trademarks of disinfo and you just can't forget the warning from Putin the last time this happened.


    1. What bothers me soooo much about this latest attack on Latakia is that it is so reminiscent of the previous attack on Latakia
      And I had difficulty with that one also
      Note the similarities between the two tales

      From July

      "The alleged Israeli attack on Lattakia- Until now, I just didn't want to touch that one. Sigh.... Many contradictory stories serve to muddy the waters. I don't know that this attack took place at all, at this point in time.

      -Ziad talked this episode up- His conclusion? It didn't happen.

      -The first news of this attack was an FSA claim of ownership

      -The second news of this attack was an airstrike via Turkey

      -The third and latest news on this attack was a Dolphin class submarine attack

      -Voltaire concludes if any attack took place it was done on the ground by unidentified commandos"

      An air attack
      An air attack by turkey
      An attack by sea
      An attack on the ground
      Has there been any imagery shown?
      I saw one picture, couldn't tell if it was the correct location?
      I don't know- I am going to have to remain undecided

  8. 'Indonesia also said it has summoned the Australian ambassador, Greg Moriarty, to come to the foreign ministry on Friday. The ministry added that he will face questions over the "totally unacceptable" activities reported in the Sydney Morning Herald.'

    Australias politicians still loyal servants of empire

  9. Something does not add up. If this was an Israeli war ship that fired the missile, how did it get this far without being detected by the Russian fleet and satellites. So suppose the ship got far enough to get close what about the firing of the missile, was this also not detected? If this is true, it does not bode well for Russian ships in the area and for satellite detection close to their base in tartous. Somehow you think also if the IAF carried out some kind of a mission, then Syria's air defences are still weak which could be bad if NATO decides to bomb them in the future.

    1. "If this was an Israeli war ship that fired the missile"
      it has not been reported that an Israeli warship fired the missile
      Either by air or submarine
      Or Turkey did it by air

      nothing happened at all.

      Recall this?

      -- The Israeli Defense Ministry and U.S. Defense Departments conducted joint tests of their missile operations in the Mediterranean Sea, Israeli officials told the Associated Press Tuesday. The tests, which were detected by Russian radar, come as the United States considers military action in Syria

      Hours after Israel admitted to firing “ballistic targets” that resembled missiles in the Mediterranean, a launch that the country did not priorly announce, Russia’s Defense Ministry spoke out against “playing with arms and missiles” in such a “volatile” region.

      “Is there any other region more volatile and packed with weapons today?” Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov told journalists. “I don’t completely understand how someone could play with arms and missiles in that region today.”

  10. An Obama administration official confirmed the Israeli airstrike overnight, but provided no details.
    The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the attack.

    No details- Anonymously

  11. the decline and fall of the US idea:

    reasonableness, compassion, anger at funding violent men....this is how the empire wants us to perceive its policies:

    Giving an example of the deliveries’ impact, however, Ford said Gen. Salim Idris, commander of the Western-backed Free Syrian Army, told him that Syrian air force jets refurbished by Russia and delivered to Assad’s forces “make a huge difference.”
    “I think the Russians would help everyone get to the negotiating table if they would stop these deliveries,” Ford said.
    Russian officials have repeatedly defended the weapons shipments, saying Moscow is fulfilling previously signed contracts and not violating international law with the deliveries.
    Ford told Thursday’s hearing that the United States and its allies had succeeded in getting one Syria-bound Russian arms delivery sent back by convincing an insurance company to withdraw its coverage from the ship carrying the cargo.
    “But that’s a rare success,” Ford said. “ … It would be great if we could make better progress with the Russians.”
    Thomas Countryman, assistant US secretary of state for international security and nonproliferation, told the hearing that Russian arms deliveries have become “probably more significant than what Iran provides in terms of military assistance.”
    He said Russia is losing credibility in the Arab world and around the Middle East by giving its “unswerving support to the Syrian regime.”

    that last line needs some interpretation as 'arab world' like 'international community' usually refers to a few elite politicians, in this case the GCC power elite


  13. Al Qaeda Rebels Supported by Uncle Sam: US, Allies to Blame for Chemical Attack in Syria

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  14. The pit of Israeli duplicity is bottomless:

    Israel outraged by US leak about Syrian strike

    The zionazis want Syria to respond in kind so they can then have their western quislings go to all out war against Syria. It's the only way they still have a chance at winning now.

    вот так

  15. That plague virus never sleeps:

    Israel Buys the US Congress: Sabotaging the US-Iran Peace Negotiations


    The question of war or peace with Iran rests with the policies adopted by the White House and the US Congress. The peace overtures by newly elected Iranian President Rohani have resonated favorably around the world, except with Israel and its Zionist acolytes in North America and Europe . The first negotiating session proceeded without recrimination and resulted in an optimistic assessment by both sides. Precisely because of the initial favorable response among the participants, the Israeli government escalated its propaganda war against Iran . Its agents in the US Congress, the mass media and in the Executive branch moved to undermine the peace process. What is at stake is Israel’s capacity to wage proxy wars using the US military and its NATO allies against any government challenging Israeli military supremacy in the Middle East, its violent annexation of Palestinian territory and its ability to attack any adversary with impunity.

    To understand what is at stake in the current peace negotiations one must envision the consequences of failure: Under Israeli pressure, the US announced that its ‘military option’ could be activated – resulting in missile strikes and a bombing campaign against 76 million Iranians in order to destroy their government and economy. Teheran could retaliate against such aggression by targeting US military bases in the region and Gulf oil installations resulting in a global crisis. This is what Israel wants.

    We will begin by examining the context of Israel ’s military supremacy in the Middle East . We will then proceed to analyze Israel ’s incredible power over the US political process and how it shapes the negotiation process today, with special emphasis on Zionist power in the US Congress..."

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  16. Hey Penny,

    Andrew makes another great post. He lays down a simple to understand explanation for counterinsurgency and why there are so many civilian deaths in the conflicts the west takes part in.

  17. Hi Penny
    Sorry about being slightly off topic however it's relevant under the heading of Perception Management.