Russia Today: Libya Sequel in Syria
Additional commentary about my Russia Today TV commentary on Syria --
After the fact, there is so much more i want to say, and so many qualifications to complement what I did say.
Azerbaijan suddenly sounded like a state capital... (not the country I meant) sorry. And then I forgot to mention Sudan and Iran nearby, or Iraq, or Saudi Arabia, and the Russian interests (in Syria) -- all meaning that this intervention is really going to get out of hand. And these US officials -- US/UK/NATO forces are really out of control. We resemble Nazi Germany invading all these countries and thinking we can get away with it.
Paraphrasing Prof Malefa Asanti (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00X_PrSICCQ): "People are lying when they identify the US and French and Brits [and Israelis] as being on the side of freedom and peace and truth and human rights. These are the invaders. This is the foreign element. These interventionists discover local instruments in the societies that they are attacking who are willing to be used, eager to be used, and are paid off - these are mercenaries."
For example: The US government, Michael Posner, the assistant US secretary of state for human rights and labor said, has budgeted $50 million in the last two years to develop "new technologies" to help activists protect themselves from arrest and prosecution by authoritarian governments.
For example: Pentagon Oil (US), Royal/Dutch Shell, Ocean Energy, PetroCanada, Devon Energy (Canada), Tanganyika Oil (Canada), Gulfsands Petroleum (US), and Russian Soyuzneftagaz all involved in Syria's (declining) oil sector.However, US oil companies were EXEMPTED from divestment from Syria under the 2004 "Syria Accountability Act" (created in part by the Center for Security Policy).
For example: The European Union has been pressuring Syria to negotiate and introduce a NAFTA or NEPAD (African version) neoliberal free enterprise (rapacious capitalism) agreement with Syria.
For example: Regime rigged elections in 2000 and 2007.
For example: President Bashar Assad has been a staunch critic of the US and Israel.
For example: The National Endowment for Democracy -- US intelligence entity masking as freedom organization -- has been funding the Syrian "opposition".
For example, Israel's PM Avigdor Lieberman complaining about making sure that Syria gets the same treatment as Libya:
"Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Thursday said his country wouldn't interfere in the domestic affairs of any other country but that the 'same behavior' and the 'same principles' the international community used to protect civilians in violence-torn Libya should be applied in Syria."
This is such hypocrisy. International diamond and mining and gun-running tycoon Dan Gertler (see GERTLER'S BLING BANG TORAH GANG by this author) is close to Israeli politicians, especially Avigdor Lieberman, head of the right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party, and he is very close to diamantaire Beny Steinmetz, a good friend of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Gertler's inseperable friend, Chaim Leibovitz, is also very close to Lieberman, and was "a regular fixture" in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's offices. Both Steinmetz and Gertler were very friendly with GW Bush and most likely remain so with Obama. Susan Rice is also a Gertler confidant. So the hypocrisy is pretty deep.
For example: Syria's relations with Sudan, both on Washington's blacklist...both under assault on some level.
For example: The SALAFI groups in Syria and the Muslim Brotherhood from England -- these are the sources of intervention, violence, destabilization. The Salafi groups are foreign (western backed) elements, Saudi (also western backed) and MOSSAD elements. Now, these Salafi groups are used as tools by, for example, the United States, [Saudi Arabia's] Bandar bin Sultan and some parts in Lebanon, to realize certain objectives (secretly) in Syria.
"There is no revolution in Syria. Millions of Syrian people are sitting in their houses and watching what's going on," reports one source. "The people [who cause upheavals], the Syrian Salafis, are not from Syrian society. We are talking about different parties participating in these conspiracies. We can watch these different groups. The first group is the corrupted people inside Syria. The second group is the Salafi group who is being supported by [Saudi Arabia's] Bandar bin Sultan, the American CIA and [Israel's] Mossad. The third group is composed of some regional parties against Syria. The fourth group is the Muslim brothers in London, and now they are in Saudi Arabia."
For example: Sarkozy and other French officials have deep ties to the power structure in Syria -- including massive financial payments (in the past) to French officials to maintain the regime's interests.
For example: claims of 500 dead by Syrian forces . Well, we don't know how many are dead, we have claims that are unverified. We also have claims that intelligence operatives (snipers) are being brought in by armed factions and are shooting people/protesters and also shooting at Syrian security forces (who try to stop them).
US government war hawks John McCain, Joe Lieberman and Lindsay Graham said: "Rather than hedging our bets or making excuses for the Assad regime, it is time for the United States, together with our allies in Europe and around the world, to align ourselves unequivocally with the Syrian people in their peaceful demand for a democratic government."
Lieberman won a special "Keeper of the Flame" award from the Center for Security Policy (CSP)--and that's the main right wing nationalist think tank behind these foreign interventions and military expansionism, and behind greater technological warfare and nuclear proliferation from space and UAVS etc etc. Said Lieberman at receipt of his award: "I also want to thank Frank [Gaffney, president and CEO of the Center for Security Policy] and the directors, scholars and members of the Center for Security Policy for honoring me with this award... But I think everyone in this room will agree we need to thank Frank and everyone involved with the CSP for the work they do every day to keep the flame of freedom burning bright by offering studied guidance to both policy makers and the general public on how we can most effectively use the broad shoulders of American power--military, economic and diplomatic--to secure our nation's liberties and advance freedom around the world."
Frank Gaffney invented the STAR WARS or Strategic Defense Initiative that expanded like a cancer under Reagan. These are the people who are ruining the world (more than the rest of us).
The CENTER FOR SECURITY POLICY recently backed publication of the newly published book: Shariah: The Threat to America--a study that promotes policies that the US government bows to. This is radical fascism, or terrorism, by any other name.
They write: "The Obama administration and its immediate predecessors under both political parties - along with many state and local governments - have been blind, in some cases willfully so and in every case perilously so, to fundamental facts: the true nature of the enemy we confront; what actually animates him; the progress he is making towards achieving our destruction; and what we need to do to prevent his success."
The book is an intensive six-month study by a "remarkable group of highly accomplished civilian and military national security professionals". Notable among its members are former Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey, former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Lieutenant General Harry "Ed" Soyster (Military Professional Resources Inc), former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Lieutenant General William G. "Jerry" Boykin and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew C. McCarthy.
Sharia--Islam--China--these are the new bogey men.
Here are some of the CSP's key agents--the people behind black programs in the United States billions of dollars of secret warfare and intelligence and torture and insurgency budget (choosing just a few of the more delectable people involved). This is also the group behind the "DivestTerror.org" neocon intelligence sector front modeled after the South African APARTHEID movement--but a complete betrayal to the principles of that movement.
From their web site:
The Center's National Security Advisory Council (NSAC) was originally known as the CSP Board of Advisors. While the name has been changed, the organization's function has not: the NSAC serves as a key instrument for the networking, information sharing, paper production and recommendation dissemination that has been the Center for Security Policy raison d'etre. The NSAC has also afforded an invaluable sense of community for exemplary members of the security policy community who's robust views and proven judgment know no party lines.
Bob Andrews, former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense, Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict.
William Ball, former Secretary of the Navy.
Brian Dailey, former Executive Director of the National Space Council.
Midge Decter, former Executive Director, Committee for the Free World.
Kenneth de Graffenreid, former Deputy National Counterintelligence Executive, former Undersecretary of Defense .
Stanley Ebner, former Senior Vice President of Washington Operations for the Boeing Company.
Evan Galbraith, former Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel.
Vice Adm.William Houser, USN (Ret.), former Vice Chief of Naval Operations for Aviation.
Robert Joseph, former Special Assistant to the President; Senior Director for Proliferation Strategy, Counterproliferation and Homeland Defense
John Lehman, former Secretary of the Navy, former Commissioner, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (9/11 Commission).
James McCrery, former Defense Intelligence Officer for Strategic Programs.
Philip Merrill, former Assistant Secretary-General of NATO.
J.William Middendorf, former Secretary of the Navy.
Lt. Gen.Thomas Miller, USMC (Ret.), former Deputy Chief of Staff for Aviation, U.S. Marine Corps.
Richard Perle, former Chairman, Defense Policy Board, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy.
Gen. John Piotrowski, USAF (Ret.), former Commander in Chief of the United States Space Command.
Jose Sorzano, former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.
Howard Teicher, former Senior Director of Political-Military Affairs at the National Security Council.
Dominic Monetta, former Assistant Secretary of Energy responsible for the New Production Reactor program.
Michelle Van Cleave, Former National Counterintelligence Executive.
Written by: keith harmon snow
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