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Is Reuters A Credible News Agency?

 

Something funny happened today that is unthinkable in the news industry, Reuters conducts an interview with the so called head of the Turkey sponsored FSA terrorists Riad al Asaad who declared his troops had to withdraw from Aleppo after inflicting heavy losses on their sides: 1,000 killed and 1,500 arrested terrorists by the Syrian Army, then he states that their FSA terrorists will withdraw from all Syrian cities because they now believe there’s a conspiracy between the Syrian government and the regimes of Qatar and Saudi to get rid of his terrorist organization..!!

And from another website:

And what about this false-flag file being prepared by NATO for about 2 months now in order to blame the Syrian state for using chemical weapons on own citizens?

It’s only left to the Sheeple of the west to swallow a false-flag time and time again in ultra denial and just because it’s easier to doubt any info instead of working own mind and guess: if the Syrian state uses chemical weapons on own people whom compose the same state, who would shoot the chemicals on his own family from the army? And to what benefit? Especially when the Syrian army is winning on the ground and the infiltrators with all the support they get from all western powers and their stooges in the region openly?! Doesn’t make sense, correct?

 
Then Reuters after a while withdraws the statement and claims their site was hacked!! Which raised more questions than answers: Like how secure are their sites and how credible are their news usually? Should we take whatever such agencies report for granted or wait few hours to monitor their sites if they issue a statement denying their earlier news were false? If we notice their apology statement at all?! Usually it’s the fresh news that makes headlines and get the maximum impact while apologizing for any mistakes or false news barely gets any attention. But what if the ‘denying statement’ is the statement posted by the hackers from the FSA to keep their fighters on the ground after their leader confessed to the sad reality he put them through?!!! 
 
Let’s remember that we complained earlier many times from Reuters manipulating and fabricating the news about Syria especially after the Syrian state TV caught their Jordanian reporter Khaled Oweis, head of Syrian branch of Reuters Thompson, red-handed manipulating a video report from Daraa’s National Hospital at the very first days of the riots there, this video report was immediately recycled by all news agencies about a wounded soldier faintly telling how he was shot at from the side of the protesters and the Reuters reporter was putting words in his mouth like: You are saying your officer shot at you because you refused to shoot at the peaceful protesters?! Again the wounded soldier would faintly but grasp his powers to repeat: No sir, we were shot at from the protesters side and we’re unarmed, the Reuters Oweis guy repeats: But why would your officer give such an order then shoot his own soldiers? Was he from your same army unit or security or was he from Shabeeha?!! Of course when the Syrian state TV whom were there and caught this entire interview on their own camera with clear voice unlike how Reuters reporter made the soldier’s voice even fainter, the authorities arrested the Reuters team then deported them after a couple of days to Jordan and immediately issued an order to ban all foreign media from the country to ‘preserve the truth from being twisted’..
 
Even ABC Australia’s Media Watch were upset to use a Reuters video report claiming Syrian security beaten protesters and holding guns to their heads, and they said: They learned the lesson the hard way, watch:

 

ABC Australia learned the lesson the hard way, will you get it the easy way? Ever?

“They fool you, they continue to fool you and they enjoy fooling you, not because they’re smart, it’s because you’re foolable”Image

Reuters censors its own articles!Media dirty war!

Reuters censors its own articles!Media dirty war!

Syria: Insurgents Give Up For Now – The Grownups Made A Deal?

UPDATE (Aug 3, 2012 12:15 PM):

Something weird happened. As you can tell from the first comments to this post Reuters deleted both pieces I linked in it very shortly after I posted about them. Both links are now dead. As those pages were still open in my browser window I immediately made screenshots. Here is the screenshot of the first piece I linked. The screenshot from the second link/piece in two parts. I have no idea why Reuters pulled especially the second rather juicy piece.

END UPDATE – original post follows.

This just in from Reuters:

The Syrian rebels fighting the forces of Assad have fallen in key districts of their stronghold Salah Al Deen in Aleppo. This comes hours after the army has announced that it has destroyed the communication network provided by Turkey. Earlier the rebel forces have complained that they are running low on ammunition as the city has been completely surrounded by government forces, coupled with lack of communications, has left the rebels in disarray. Several trucks with mounted heavy machine guns have been destroyed, leading to the deaths of 20 rebels.
According to footage on the ground, the rebel forces in Aleppo have failed to take Aleppo Citadel, contrary to earlier reported news. A journalist on the ground, Hussein Murtada, has reported that an attempt to damage the ancient Citadel’s walls by rebel missiles was repelled by security forces, resulting in the death of General Mustafa Al Sheikh and Abdul Jabar Aqede, field Marshals of the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo.

This is very much what I had expected:

If the Syrian army is able to cut the insurgents supply lines into Aleppo it only has to fix them on the ground to slowly fight them down.
With their communications destroyed, their commanders dead, low on ammunition and surrounded there was no alternative for the foreign supported insurgents than to give up.

Reuters’ Jeffrey Goldfarb has more and some of it is really explosive:

The chief leader of Syrian Free Army (FSA) has stated on Friday that the Syrian Free Army has tactically withdrawn from Aleppo province after severe clashes took place yesterday between the regular army and FSA.
[Riad] Al-Asaad confirmed on a phone call to Reuters that the regular army killed 1000 soldiers of Free Syrian Army and arrest around 1500.

That is quite a huge loss of the insurgencies personal.

He added that Syrian regular army carried out several airdrops on Friday early morning.
Those airdrops, probably parachuters by helicopter, will not have been in the city. I guess they have been between Aleppo and the Turkish border 30 miles north to cut of the supply and retreat route for the fighters in Aleppo.

Riad Al-Asaad said that the Syrian Free Army will withdraw from all Syrian cities due to the huge losses caused upon the soldiers, as well, the betrayals made by rebels, due to in-fighting amongst them, for money and positions. They are expected to re-coordinate in Turkish territory where they have set up secret bases under the close supervision with the Turkish government and the Israeli intelligence service.
One wonders how Turkey will now handle these insurgents. Will it try to build them up for another attack or will it finally stop supporting them? And to admit that Israeli(!) intelligence plays a key role here, some David Ignatius of the Washington Post had mentioned earlier, is quite a blow for the insurgents and their supporters moral.

It is not clear how much the alleged FSA commander Riad Al-Asaad really has to say about which insurgent group or how much he is lying here. But if what he said next is true, then we are much nearer the end of the crisis than anyone thought:

Riad Al-Asaad accused Qatar and Saudi Arabia of betraying him, dealing secretly with the Syrian regime.
He revealed that Riyadh and Doha has made a secret deal with Damascus to eliminate the Syrian Free Army for investments and privileges in Syria post conflict. Information about all the leaders of the FSA has been passed on according to Riad Al-Assad.

Assad made a deal with the Saudis and Qatar? I do believe very much that this is possible but some caution is warranted to believe this until we have further confirmation. If a deal was made who did it? (Manaf Tlass?)

The consequences of such a deal would be immense. Without the money and support from the Gulf the whole scheme to bring down Syria will collapse. I very much doubt that the U.S. and/or Turkey will want to continue this without the Arab League backing them.

If such a deal indeed was made then the Turkish premier Erdogan will have a huge loss of face and will be in serious political trouble.

What is then left to do for the Syrian army is to hunt down the foreign Jihadists of who at least some 200, likely many more, are now in Syria. It may even get help doing so. As the Pentagon think tank RAND Syria recommended today:

The U.S. and its allies should launch a covert campaign to ramp up intelligence-collection efforts against al Qaeda [in Syria], capture or kill its senior leaders, and undermine its legitimacy.
Did all the reports about AlQaeda and foreign fighters in Syria had this impact. Was it the turn in western media coverage that did this? Did Washington finally understand the need to climb down?

Could the RAND recommendation mean that the U.S., behind the doors, pushed the Gulf states towards this deal? And what was that baseball bat phone call Obama had with Erdogan a few days ago about? Was that also related to the deal? Did Kofi Annan step down because the deal was done and the issue finished? The last graph from Jeffery Goldfarb is ominous:

These rapid developments have all occurred 24 hours and are related to the resignation of UN envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, who has been accused of participating in a “plot already set against the FSA”, Al-Asaad concluded to Reuters via private channels.
Whatever. It will be very, very interesting to find out what actually happened here.

http://www.moonofalabama.org/2012/08/syria-insurgents-give-up.html

 

Jeffrey Goldfarb

Jeffrey Goldfarb’s Profile

Riad Al-Asaad: Syrian Free Army pulls back tactically from Aleppo

August 3, 2012
Riad AlAsaad – Reuters
Riad AlAsaad – Reuters

The chief leader of Syrian Free Army (FSA) has stated on Friday that the
Syrian Free Army has tactically withdrawn from Aleppo province after
severe clashes took place yesterday between the regular army and FSA.

Al-Asaad confirmed on a phone call to Reuters that the regular army killed
1000 soldiers of Free Syrian Army and arrest around 1500.

He added that Syrian regular army carried out several airdrops on Friday
early morning.

In his first “unusual” statement, Riad Al-Asaad said that the Syrian Free
Army will withdraw from all Syrian cities due to the huge losses caused
upon the soldiers, as well, the betrayals made by rebels, due to
in-fighting amongst them, for money and positions. They are expected to
re-coordinate in Turkish territory where they have set up secret bases under
the close supervision with the Turkish government and the Israeli intelligence
service.

Riad Al-Asaad accused Qatar and Saudi Arabia of betraying him, dealing
secretly with the Syrian regime.

He revealed that Riyadh and Doha has made a secret deal with Damascus
to eliminate the Syrian Free Army for investments and privileges in Syria
post conflict. Information about all the leaders of the FSA has been passed on
according to Riad Al-Assad, who previous promised to pray in Umayyad mosque
on the 15th of Ramadan, or August 3rd in the Georgian Calendar.

These rapid developments have all occurred 24 hours and are related to the resignation of
UN envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, who has been accused of participating in a “plot already set
against the FSA”, Al-Asaad concluded to Reuters via private channels

 

For peace, against war: literary selections

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August 3, 2012

America’s new world order
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I think that after the crushing of the Soviet Union, the US forgot about international law, about Security Council resolutions, about all legitimacy regarding their actions. We watched these things in Kosovo, we watched these things in Bosnia, in Iraq, in Afghanistan and in many other places in the world. I think that now the US demonstrates a unipolar approach to the solution of all hot issues in the world. I think it is a continuation of an American geopolitical game aiming at imposing on the world their will as the last judge for any problems and questions existing in our globe.

Americans look at the Russian and the Chinese position as a confrontation. So, it is confronting not only the Syrian regime, it is confronting international law, it is imposing on Russia and China…

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محمد سليم قباني الحقيقة الكاملة

 Mohamad Salim Qabbani, a former collaborator with Mass Media means of lies and fabrications against Syria, narrated last night to Syrian Satellite TV Channel his personal involvement in fabricating news about the ongoing in Syria.
Qabbani disclosed the presence of scores of specialized so-called news rooms to invent, edit and fabricate news items and stories to be aired by scores of media outlets like B.B.C., al-Jazeera, France 24, al-Arabyia and others.
Qabbani pointed out that he made calls to and contacts with scores of media outlets to tell them different invented stories about the city of Homs when he was in Lebanon in Irsal town.
Qabbani added that armed terrorist used to shoot at the demonstrators in different regions as to accuse the Syrian Army and Security of doing so.
“The demonstrators felt bored if they weren’t to provoke security forces; so the demonstrators used to hurl Molotov or stones at the security forces which could not but defend themselves,” said Qabbani.
He spoke about ways and means of taken photos montage and editing in collaboration with scores of professional photographers hired by different media outlets.
Qabbani disclosed some information about the secret life of some figures who worked on the shedding of Syrian blood at the orders of foreign sides and countries, asserting that they were drug-addicted and hired killers.
Qabbani, who said that he was threatened by the armed terrorist groups to collaborate with them, underscored that he had no alternative out of fear for his family and life from the terrorists but to collaborate with them in filming and fabricating lies and out-of-place and of–time hypothetical stories and events.
“All of the satellite channels which contacted me for live reports about events in and from Homs did know that I wasn’t talking to them from Homs but from Lebanon,” disclosed Qabbani.
Qabbani also told the interviewer about the real identity and behavior of scores of some persons involved in fabricating and inventing events and stories like Khalid Abu Salah, who once appeared on TV grasping a killed child accusing the army of killing it, while this child was killed in an explosion of explosive devices under preparation by the armed groups.
Qabbani added that the much talked about al-Khaldiyeh massacre was caused too by an explosion of the then under-preparation explosive devices by the terrorists in a building in the city of Homs.
Media outlets of lies and fabrications used this explosion as a pretext to accuse the Syrian Army of killing civilians and to steer public opinion against countries which support the truth in Syria.
”I surrendered myself to the Syrian authorities because all what we have done is wrong. I didn’t want the Syrian blood to be shed. Weapons bring destruction and killing and I don’t want to destroy Syria which should never be destroyed,” added Qabbani.
Qabbani urged every person who can benefit the authorities with a piece of information to surrender himself and everyone who carries weapons to surrender himself and weapons and would be released as it was the case with him.

Third Russian-Chinese Veto Blocks the Road to World War III

Third Russian-Chinese Veto Blocks the Road to World War III


They have shown only arrogance, not sincerity.”  Chinese Ambassador Li Baodong, July 19, 2012, United Nations Security Council
Following the first Persian Gulf War, in 1990-1991, authorized by the United Nations Security Council with the adoption of Resolution 678, permitting “all necessary means” to be used against Iraq , the United Nations was often pejoratively referred to as “an annex of the United States Pentagon.”  Following the series of terrorist attacks against United Nations facilities in subsequent years, Lakhdar Brahimi, United Nations Special Envoy and former Foreign Minister of Algeria explained this violent hostility against the United Nations in a press conference, stating that the United Nations was no longer regarded as impartial, but was now perceived, in many areas of global conflict, as a party to the conflict.
On July 19, 2012, for the first time in United Nations history, a third double veto was cast, by Russia and China, preventing the United Nations from becoming a party to the conflict in Syria, and restoring legitimacy to the United Nations as an independent and impartial international organization, no longer an instrument beholden to and dominated by one member state.  Even more significantly, the third Russian-Chinese veto deprived the US-NATO forces of the possibility of claiming that their actions were supported by the international community, and denied any moral authority to subsequent US-NATO military action in Syria, and beyond, unmasking such military action as naked aggression.

On July 19, Chinese Ambassador Li Baodong stated, in explanation of vote


“We have vigorously pushed for consensus among Security Council members through consultations.  However, draft resolution S/2012/538 submitted by the United Kingdom , the United States and France completely contradicts such aims…First, the draft resolution is seriously flawed, and its unbalanced content seeks to put pressure on only one party.  Experience has shown that such a practise would not help resolve the Syrian issue, but would only derail the matter from the political track.  It would not only further aggravate the turmoil, but also cause it to spread to other countries of the region…During consultations on today’s draft resolution, the sponsoring countries failed to show any political will or cooperativeness, adopting a rigid and arrogant approach to the reasonable basic concerns of other concerned countries and refusing to make revisions….China has been committed to reaching a consensus, worked hard for a smooth extension of the mandate of UNSMIS and supported Mr. Annan’s mediation efforts.  In contrast, a few countries have been eager to interfere in the external affairs of other countries, to fuel the flames and sow discord in complete disregard of the possible consequences.  This time they have repeated their old trick of setting preconditions as obstacles to the extension of UNSMIS’s mandate and have accompanied that with an invocation of Chapter VII of the Charter and the threat of sanctions, in an attempt to change or even repudiate the hard-won consensus reached by the action group during the Geneva meeting.  They have shown only arrogance, not sincerity during the consultations.”
Russian Ambassador Vitali Churkin stated 
“The Western members of the Security Council refused to exclude military intervention.  Their calculations to use the Security Council of the United Nations to further their plans of imposing their own designs on sovereign states will not prevail.  They have been pushing their own geopolitical intentions, which have nothing in common with the legitimate interests of the Syrian people.  This has led to an escalation of the conflict, one that has reached tragic proportions….Their approach is especially ambiguous given what took place yesterday in Damascus .  I am referring to the grave terrorist attack.”
On July 18, terrorists attempted a coup d’etat against the government of Syrian President Assad, massacring his Defense Minister, General Daoud Rajha, his Deputy and brother-in-law, Assef Shawkat, and General Hassan Turkmani, former Defense Minister.  Several other senior government ministers were critically wounded as they attended a top-level meeting in Damascus.  Though a Syrian Islamist group, Liwa al-Islam claimed responsibility for the attack on the “crisis control room in the capital of Damascus ,” with President Assad’s bodyguard himself detonating the explosive, a researcher at Columbia University , Younes Abouyoub stated:  “This may be a larger intelligence operation involving foreign intelligence services.  First of all the timing of this work, the fact that it targeted three major figures within the Syrian government, this shows these are professionals, not amateurs…this is not the act of one person or two, this is a very carefully planned and well-organized and implemented operation.”  War correspondent Eric Margolis added that:  “The operation was too well-prepared to be carried out by an amateur because such a gathering of high-profile officials would normally have the toughest security, making it impossible for a single suicide bomber to infiltrate…there may have been explosives hidden there before the meeting….the damage reported has far exceeded the damage that can be caused by one man carrying a suicide vest.”
Grossly irrational, and in violation of all logic, the United Kingdom, the United States and France claimed that the premeditated murders of Syrian President Assad’s top security ministers justified the adoption of resolution 2043, under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, which would have imposed sanctions against the Assad government, and opened the way to external military action against the Syrian government.  The contortions required to arrive at this Orwellian distortion of reality also explain the Security Council’s shameful failure to issue any condemnation of these terrorist murders.  Although the Syrian opposition is undeniably pervaded by armed terrorists, identified by no less an authority than United States Intelligence Chief,  James Clapper, as Al-Qaeda operatives, this did not prevent the Western Powers, the UK, the US and France from embracing them, and opposing any Security Council statement condemning their terrorist activities.  Though Russia had earlier advanced the specious argument that their government was not “married” to the government of Assad, this had  no impact, since even had there been such a “marriage,” the option of divorce is available to those honourable and principled enough to terminate a shallow, rotting “marriage” which threatens to embroil others as “collateral damage.” However, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, on incontestable grounds denounced the Security Council’s refusal to condemn the July 18 terrorist attacks in Damascus, and the West’s failure to divorce its marriage to terrorism, (which began during the Carter administration with the arming and funding of Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan).  Lavrov stated:  “This is direct endorsement of terrorism.  This is a sinister position.  I cannot find words to express our attitude toward that.”
According to The New York Times, July 24, 2012,  “In February, the United States Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper told a Congressional hearing that there were “all the earmarks of an Al Qaeda-like attack” in a series of bombings against security and intelligence targets in Damascus .  He and other intelligence community witnesses attributed that to the spread into Syria of the Iraqi branch of Al-Qaeda….Daniel Byman, a counterterrorism expert who is a professor at Georgetown University and a fellow at the Brookings Institution said it is clear that Al Qaeda is trying to become more active in Syria .  As it has already done in Somalia and Mali , and before that in Chechnya and Yemen , the group is trying to turn a local conflict to its advantage.  ‘There’s no question Al Qaeda wants to do that, and they are actually pretty good at this sort of thing,’ he said. ‘They’ve done well at taking a local conflict and taking it global.’”
Despite James Clapper’s February warning that “the series of bombings against government security and intelligence targets in Damascus bore all the earmarks of an Al-Qaeda-like attack,”  on June 21, 2012, the front page of The New York Times stated, in an article bylined by Eric Schmitt:
“CIA said to aid in steering arms to Syrian rebels…A small number of CIA officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey , helping allies decide which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms to fight the Syrian government, according to American officials and Arab intelligence officers.  The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funnelled mostly across the Turkish border, by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syria ’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey , Saudi Arabia and Qatar , the officials said.”
The German foreign intelligence service, the BND disclosed that “around 90 terror attacks that can be attributed to organizations that are close to Al-Qaeda or jihadist groups were carried out in Syria between the end of December and the beginning of July.”  “At least three major German newspapers – Die Welt, Die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Bild have published reports attributing responsibility for the May 25 massacre in the Syrian town of Houla to anti-government rebel forces….writing in Bild, German war correspondent Jurgen Todenhofer accused the rebels of ‘deliberately killing civilians and then presenting them as victims of the government.’  He described this ‘massacre-marketing strategy’ as being among the most disgusting things that I have ever experienced in an armed conflict.’”
Following the Russian Veto on July 19, Russian Ambassador Vitali Churkin explicitly stated that one of the geopolitical goals of the relentless Western attempts to destroy the Syrian government of Assad is to weaken its ally, Iran .  Ambassador Churkin stopped short of implying that the integrity of Russia , itself, is a target of what Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on March 12, at the Security Council, described as “geopolitical engineering.”  And this geopolitical engineering is already far advanced.  Including in Russia .
Although living standards of the Russian people improved substantially during Putin’s first terms as President, by the time of his re-election this year, an opposition led by Aleksei Navalny and Boris Nemtsov had formed, holding multiple demonstrations against both Putin’s party, United Russia, and against Putin, himself, as re-elected President, both before and after his election.  And, of course, the aborted plans to assassinate Putin himself, arranged by Ukranian operatives, rank high on the list of terrorist actions targeting Russia .
Early in 2011, Navalny had been invited to visit New York , and spoke at widely publicized events at the New York Public Library, and other publicly financed locations.
Recent demonstrations in Moscow , led by Navalny and Nemtsov have the potential to destabilize Putin’s government.  When the new U.S. Ambassador McFaul arrived in Moscow , among his first activities were meetings with these leaders of the opposition in Russia .  As suspicions were aroused, Putin himself accused Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of being a force responsible for fomenting  civil unrest.  Numerous Russian intellectuals suspected United States agencies, such as the NED and others of instigating these disturbances which threatened civil turmoil, or worse within Russia itself.  In an attempt to expose and control foreign efforts to destabilize the Russian government, both chambers of the Russian Parliament, including the State Duma and the Federation Council,  approved a law, signed by President Putin, requiring externally funded NGO’s engaged in political activity in Russia to register as foreign agents.  This bill was inspired by, and modelled upon an almost identical law in the United States , requiring organizations operating in the United States but financed from abroad, to register as foreign agents of the country financing their activities.
Provocations of social and political turmoil within the Russian Federation have been exacerbated by the Kavkaz Center website, hosted and financed in Finland and Sweden, and instigated by Doku Umarov, listed as an international terrorist on the United Nations Security Council Al-Qaeda and Taliban Sanctions Committee (pursuant to Resolution 1267) for organizing numerous terrorist activities, including the hostage taking and massacre of hundreds of school children in Beslan in September, 2003, and the suicide-bombing at Moscow’s Domodedevo Airport on January 2011, which killed 35 people.
Umarov is also on the United Nations list of international terrorists for his connections to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, the Islamic Jihad Union, the Sabotage Battalion of Chechen Martyrs, and other  terrorist organizations.  Umarov’s Kavkaz Center has been relentlessly instigating violent Islamic separatist movements within the large Moslem communities hitherto residing peacefully throughout the Russian Federation .
Is it a coincidence that on July 19, the historic day when the third double veto was cast by Russia and China at the United Nations Security Council, Andrew Roth reported in The New York Times:
“ Moscow – One senior Muslim official was killed and another was wounded in separate attacks on Thursday in the central Russian republic of Tatarstan , an unusual outbreak of violence in an area often held up as a model of harmonious interfaith relations.  The head of Islamic education for the region, Valiulla Yakupov was shot and killed outside his home on Thursday morning in Kazan .  Less than an hour later, Ildus Faizov, the chief Mufti for the Tatarstan region, was hospitalized after a bomb exploded in a car he was driving in Kazan, Russian investigators said.  Mr. Faizov, who was thrown clear of the automobile by the force of the explosion, suffered two broken legs.  Russia ’s Antiterrorism Committee said in a statement that several motives for the attack were being investigated, including recent statements against the growth of religious radicalism in the Republic by the organization Mr. Faizov runs, the Islamic Spiritual Council of Tatarstan.  Rustam Minnikhanov, the president of Tatarstan said in a statement that the attack was an ‘obvious challenge’ to the tranditional Islam supported by Mr. Faizov and the Islamic Spiritual Council.  Mr. Faizov, who was elected the region’s chief Mufti in 2011, has championed a fight against the growth of radicalism in the republic.  In April he said in a public statement that thousands of foreign missionaries had entered Tatarstan, and that ‘radical Muslim sects had emerged, which are ready even to kill the local population to further their goals.’  Mr. Yakupov was also an outspoken critic of radical Islam, and had called for a ban on Wahhabism in Russia .  In 2010, three Islamists were killed in a gun battle with the police in the Nurlatsky region of Tatarstan, raising fears of an armed insurgency similar to the one in Russia ’s North Caucasus .’”   NewsLanc.com stated:  “The attack took place in the capital of the most prominent, prosperous and influential Muslim republic of the Russian Federation …What happened was in fact an assassination of the official leaders of moderate Islam in Russia – the country with the biggest Muslim population in Europe .”
The enormous significance of this terrorist attack against moderate Muslim leaders in Tatarstan is its location on the Volga .  Russia is currently embroiled with terrorist Islamic separatist insurgencies in the South of Russia, the North Caucasus .  If terrorist insurgencies comparable to those in Chechnya and elsewhere in Russia ’s North Caucasus erupt on the Volga, Russia ’s East, and the gateway to the colossal oil and gas and other mineral riches in Siberia , Russia could be trapped into wars on two fronts, in both the southern and the eastern part of Russia .  Bashkurtistan, another Muslim republic on the Volga , could also become infected with terrorist Islamic separatist movements.  If Islamic republics on the Volga succeed in breaking away from the Russian Federation, Russia, the largest country on earth, could be reduced to the size of France, from Ukraine to the Volga, losing control of the huge oil and gas reserves east of the Volga, that currently sustain much of the Russian economy, and provide much of Europe with its oil and gas.
Although Russia is existentially threatened by NATO bases surrounding its territory, and the threat to its nuclear deterrent posed by missile defense, it is possible that these external threats are less deadly than the possible dismemberment of the Russian Federation threatened by the spread of terrorist Islamic separatist movements.  It is also an interesting coincidence that the terrorist assassination of the official leaders of moderate Islam in Russia have occurred so soon after the establishment of the NATO transit hub on the Volga, in Ulyanovsk, close neighbour to Tatarstan.
China, also in the crosshairs of this Islamic terrorist insurgency, so convenient to the Western agenda of weakening, and possibly paralyzing the competitive power of these two global giants, Russia and China , is threatened by the violent insurgency of its Muslim Uighur population in Western China .
The US-NATO countries are mired in economic crisis, which is likely to worsen, and large-scale warfare may be perceived as a way to boost their respective economies.  It is possible that the huge risks of such warfare may deter the wiser policy makers, in which case, the use of “Islam as sword,” perfected by Zbigniew Brzezinski, who designed the Carter administration policy of training, funding and arming Muslim terrorists in Afghanistan to provoke the Soviet Union to invade, at huge cost to its social and economic integrity, may be the weapon of choice to erode the strength of Russia and China.  Russia ’s Ambassador to NATO, Dmitri Rogozin stated, last December, that NATO’s interference in the so-called “Arab Spring” resulted in “Sharia law coming to previously relatively secular states.”  He asked “to what extent NATO is aware of the fact that the coming of radical Islam to all the regions where it projected its force is a result of its actions.”
The “Arab Spring” has brought the Muslim Brotherhood to power in every country where it occurred.  Indeed, in Egypt , Hillary Clinton was pelted with tomatoes, and the United States blamed for bringing the Muslim Brotherhood to power.  Sharia law is the most brutal form of capitalist domination, keeping populations terrorized and submissive wherever it is inflicted. 
There is currently talk of dismemberment and  partition of Syria , similar to the dismemberment of Yugoslavia , and plans for the dismemberment of Russia and China may be on the drawing board of US-NATO powers.  The Russian-Chinese veto of July 19th may have disrupted these plans, and destroyed any moral force the US-NATO powers might have claimed for their more overt Napoleonic militaristic adventures.  Lacking moral coherence, and the legitimacy which a supportive UN Security Council resolution might have conferred, to buttress public relations sales of aggression to a gullible public – a public which would ultimately pay the cost of imperialistic wars, US-NATO itself may eventually erode from within, as did the Napoleonic forces stopped dead in their tracks at Borodino, in Russia in 1812.  Following that decisive battle at Borodino, the huge, but demoralized Napoleonic army soon disintegrated, and ultimately the Napoleonic empire, itself collapsed.  Despite the most intense pressure to capitulate, throughout the Syria crisis, the triple double-veto by Russia and China at the UN Security Council bears comparison with Tolstoy’s analysis of the psychological component of historic events, a component he considered ultimately decisive.

Obama Orders Secret US Support for Syria Militants

Obama Orders Secret US Support for Syria Militants.


“The Turkish government plays a fundamental role in
supporting terrorism by opening its airport and borders to host
al Qaeda elements, jihadists and salafists,” Syria’s foreign
ministry said .”The Turkish government has set up on its soil military offices where Israeli, American, Qatari and Saudi intelligence agencies direct the terrorists in their war on the Syrian
people,” the statement said.
Damascus also accused France and the United States of

sending rebels communications equipment. U.S. sources have said
President Barack Obama signed a secret order authorising U.S.
support for terrorists .
Gulf sources said Turkey had set up a secret
base with allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar to direct vital military
and communications aid to terrorists in Syria from the city of Adana near the border.
The statement said Turkey had used the camps as “military
bases” for terrorists who then headed to Syria to commit crimes.

US President Barack Obama signed a covert directive that permits CIA and other US agencies to the armed groups in Syria.

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Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” a presidential document containing an authoritative decision, broadly permits the CIA and other US agencies to provide support that could help the militants.

Meanwhile, the White House has reportedly set aside $25 million for aid to the armed groups, although the assistance remains limited to non-lethal supplies such as communications gear, the State Department said on Wednesday.

The Obama administration originally set aside $15 million to help the Syrian opposition, but some time ago added another $10 million to the amount available, department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said.

“The 25 million dollar number actually is the number we’re working from,” Ventrell told a regular daily news briefing.
“I don’t have the exact number of the money that has been has been spent… but the bottom line is we’ve already spent millions of dollars of this 25 million dollar pot and will continue as the requests come in,” he said.

Last week, the U.S. Treasury Department approved a license allowing the Washington Syrian Support Group to provide direct financial assistance to the so-called “Free Syrian Army”. The Washington-based representative of the FSA is allowed to conduct financial transactions on the rebel group’s behalf but is not allowed to send military equipment.

During the war in Libya, Obama signed a similar directive authorizing covert assistance for rebels in the battle against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.