Fri 8 Jun 2012
Is Assad Calling for NATO Attack? Russia Abandoning Him. UN and Media Roaring for Intervention in Syria after another False Flag Operation
LATEST: NEWS: World Socialist Web Site 9 June 2012: Pres. Putin has given the task to the General Staff to draw up a plan for military operations outside Russia, including in Syria.
For a possible intervention, the 76th Division of airborne forces (an especially experienced unit of the Russian army), the 15th Army Division, as well as special forces and a brigade of the Black Sea fleet, which has its base in the Syrian port of Tartus, are being prepared. The details of the operational plan are to be elaborated by working groups of the the organization of the Collective Security Treaty, which most of the post-Soviet states belong to, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, to which Russia and China belong. The newspaper reports that an operation depends on the decision of the Russian government and the UN. However, the plans were created for the event that the troops would intervene without UN approval. The Russian government has not confirmed the report so far.
Earlier, the Secretary-General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Nikolay Bordjusha, had held out the prospect of the use of “peacekeepers” in Syria. “The task in Syria is likely to impose peace - primarily against the insurgents who use weapons to solve political problems.“
Russia is and China are strongly opposed to a military intervention by the NATO in Syria
LATEST: DEBKAfile 8 June 2012: STALEMATE - Russia sticks to the failed Annan plan. The US president will be blamed by the American public and the Arab world for the horrendous sectarian bloodbath in Syria.
And if Obama and America’s European allies do decide on military intervention, they will be too late and find themselves pulled down into a bottomless quagmire. (And they can blame that on themselves).
On the basis of the propagandistic, madly exaggerating Syrian Human Rights Observatory in London alone (integrated into the British Foreign Ministry) – without any confirmation - another Houla is now reported by the UN, which even decries Assad for shooting at UN obervers trying to confirm the massacre. Russia seems to be turning its back on Assad. But no matter how: Before Assad leaves his tribune of power to be placed before the International Court of Justice to be found guilty of crimes against humanity and sent behind bars for the rest of his life, he will attack Israel – so he has promised through his cousin Makhlouf. That means a big war in the Middle East.
The whole thing reveals more and more the characteristics of a prearranged game by the NWO to force Syria into the world community of the Illuminati. The politicians know immediately - without any investigation - that Assad had committed the massacres on civilians and shot at the UN observers - even though only the opposition is benefiting from them and Assad would thereby be digging his own grave. And their media do not refrain from manipulating: showing Iraqi photos from 2003 as proofs of the Houla massacre!
As for the players in Syria: see here.
Radio Denmark 7 June 2012 and HAARETZ 7 June 2012:“ On Thursday UN observers in Syria were shot at, when when they tried to enter the village of Mazraat al-Qubeir where a massacre allegedly occurred. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon tells this to the UN General Assembly. It was with light weapons and artillery, the UN observers were shot at, he says. Acc. to Syrian activists, at least 55 people were killed in the village. Ban Ki-moon designs the latest reports on the massacre as “shocking and sickening”.
He believes that the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, has “lost all legitimacy.”
June 6 (Reuters)/ Huff Post 7 June 2012 and Deutsche Welle 7 June 2012 , The Guardian 7 June 2012: Activists said pro-government militia men and security forces killed at least 78 people, including children, in Syria’s central province of Hama on Wednesday. At least 12 bodies had been burned. The anonymous activist said that “militias loyal to the regime raided the village and began executing people using knives and AK-47s.” DW says the West refuse a Russian proposal it engage Iran in negotiations on Syria. It looks like a massacre nearly 2 weeks ago, where the same militia was accused of having murdered 108 people at the town of Houla.”
Financial Times of 5 June 2012 - brought in “The Truth Seeker”: Anyone surveying current events recently must have been struck by an eerie sense of deja vu. Familiar echoes of the media coverage in the run up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq could be found in the media’s coverage of Syria.
This came to a head with the Houla massacre. Almost in unison, the Western media immediately blamed Syria for the atrocity, despite the fact that there was little to substantiate such claims. Initially, the BBC even used a photograph from Iraq in 2003 to illustrate a report on the massacre. More tellingly, the Western media also failed to give prominence to reports that those killed in Houla were government supporters. Perhaps because such reports would undermine claims that pro-Assad forces were responsible for the atrocity. For many Syrian “activists” are known to be working in close cahoots with Western intelligence.
Yet the BBC accepts photos from these unnamed “activists” without serious scrutiny. What’s more, once the photo was removed the BBC omitted to mention in later editions of the story that it had been removed and that it was originally taken in Iraq in 2003.
In other words the BBC has become a sort of corporate confidence trickster. Winning its viewers trust, then feeding them carefully contrived untruths before demanding money in exchange.
ANSAmed 7 June 2012: China, Russia and the other four countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have today declared their no to “any external military intervention” in the Middle East.
Bloomberg 6 June 2012 As Syria slides toward civil war, Russia is signaling that it no longer views President Bashar al- Assad’s position as tenable and is working with the U.S. to seek an orderly transition.
A U.S. delegation headed by Fred Hof, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s special adviser on Syria, is scheduled to meet with Russian counterparts June 8 in Moscow. They will try to forge a common approach to moving Assad aside — or even out of the country — with a goal of replacing him with someone acceptable to both sides in the conflict, according to two U.S. officials speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.
“In Moscow, they understand now that there is no chance of maintaining the status quo, they are looking at the question of a change of regime,” said Fyodor Lukyanov, an analyst with the Moscow-based Council on Foreign and Defense Policy. “The only thing that Russia can do is to try and keep some influence in Syria. A managed change of regime is the only option now. Russia remains adamant that the outcome not be imposed from outside, according to a Russian official not authorized to speak publicly on this matter.
“We aren’t for Assad or for his opponents,” Putin told reporters in Paris on June 1. “We want to achieve a situation in which violence ends and a full-scale civil war is avoided.” Even with a U.S.-Russia understanding, it’s nearly impossible to imagine a Syrian leader that Putin and the opposition would find acceptable.. As much as Russia would like that kind of managed transition, the circumstances aren’t there for Syria, where a Lebanon-style power-sharing model may be required, according to Lukyanov.
ANSAmed 6 June 2012: “Damascus’ strategy risks producing a genocide if there is not rapid intervention,” said Italian Foreign Minister, Giulio Terzi
The Telegraph 7 June 2012: Bashar al-Assad has “doubled down on his brutality” and must hand over power and leave Syria, Hillary Clinton has said, as she condemned the latest massacre near the town of Hama.
The Independent 7 June 2012: David Cameron today condemned as “brutal and sickening” another alleged massacre by a Syrian government militia.
Mr Cameron, speaking during a visit to Norway, called for “concerted action” from the international community. Reports are not yet verified – but derived from the (totally unreliable) Observatory for Human Rights.