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Syria – Next Step of NATO Military Strategy: Bombing & Annexation of a Quarter of Syrian Territory

As the next step of NATO’s military strategy in Syria is revealed, the Orwellian buzzwords evolve a stage further to include ‘collective air shields’ as well as the ‘humanitarian corridor’ – euphemisms for the deadly bombardment, annexation and occupation of Syria’s sovereign territory.

Martin Iqbal

www.empirestrikesblack.com

As Syrian rebels retreat from the Babr Amr district of Homs, yesterday’s report from Israeli intelligence outfile DEBKAfile reveals the military strategy being adopted by the NATO powers. In summary this strategy involves an effective annexation of a portion of Syria’s territory under the guise of a ‘humanitarian corridor’, as well as the standard ‘no-fly zone’ (this time it is termed as a ‘collective air shield’).

Though the report states (as is customary for the contemporary ‘humanitarian intervention’) that there will be “no boots on the ground”, several reports of foreign special forces already being on the ground have put paid to this myth.  The recent Russia Today report of French troops being detained in Homs, as well as reports of British special forces on the ground in early February (in Homs, no less), should remove any shred of doubt from observers’ minds.

‘Humanitarian corridors’ is the new buzzword for the next stage of the ongoing Syrian intervention.  This is Orwellian parlance for the effective annexation of Syria’s sovereign territory, enforced by a ‘collective air shield’ (read: carpet bombing by NATO forces).  This evolution of language is designed to ensure public opinion continues to be deceived about the true intentions of NATO, after the brutal and merciless decimation of Libya.

DEBKAfile reveals the eight-point plan that delineates the emerging military strategy being pursued by NATO.  The first point of the plan involves annexing 25% of Syria’s territory as a ‘safe haven’ that will be protected by a ‘collective air shield’.

1. A group of nations led by the United States will reserve a quarter of Syrian territory (185,180 sq. km) as a safe haven for protecting more than a quarter of the nation’s population (5.5 million people) a under a collective air shield. … 5. The safe haven will be placed off limits to Syrian military and security personnel and its air space declared a no fly zone. Syrian intruders will be challenged by the Western fighter-bombers shielding the protected area.

Of course ‘collective air shield’ is code for a ‘no-fly zone’, which is code for relentless aerial bombardment of civilians, civilian infrastructure (ostensibly to prevent the movement of military forces) as well as any and all military targets, using fighter-bombers, Tomahawk missiles, heavy explosive ordnance and depleted uranium.

Whereas the Libyan intervention began as a ‘no-fly zone’ and then evolved into the outright targeting of all military targets including ‘troop concentrations’, the Syrian strategy begins immediately with this stated mandate of attacking any and all ‘Syrian intruders’.  Most notably this will also include all Syrians (army or otherwise) who decide to defend their homeland from criminal foreign invasion and occupation.

2. The operation will be exclusively airborne. No foreign boots will touch the ground in Syria. American, Turkish, French, Italian and British Air Force planes will fly out from three Middle East air bases – Incirlik and Diyarbakir in Turkey, where the US maintains substantial air force strength, and the British facility in Akrotiri, Cyprus.

As we saw with Libya, and as we have already seen with Syria, the operation, if successfully initiated, will most definitely not be confined to aerial operations.  French troops have reportedly already been captured in Homs, and in factDEBKAfile itself had reported foreign special forces (British & Qatari) on the ground in Syria as far back as early February.

British and Qatari troops were instrumental in the war on Libya, and they likelyplayed a central role in the murder of Muammar Gaddafi also.

Point 3 of the plan reinforces the importance of the American military in any full-scale assault on Syria:

3. France has offered to make its aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle available but accepts that without US air power, spy satellites and operational and logistical resources, the operation will not be feasible.

This is reminiscent of the Libya war, wherein Obama had ordered American pilots to fly French jets to make up for shortcomings in French military capabilities.  Any large-scale intervention in Syria will only be possible with the central involvement of the U.S. military, regardless of public proclamations to the contrary.

The ‘no boots’ myth is terminally shattered in the seventh point of the eight-point plan:

7. A regional Syrian administration assisted by Western liaison officers would run the safe haven’s day-to-day affairs. The coalition would take care of the population’s food, medicines and medical care needs.

In this case, “Western liaison officers” is a euphemism for soldiers, special forces, and military consultants who will be completely running the show for all intents and purposes.  This was the model for the war on Libya, and this aspect of the strategy has not changed whatsoever.

The final point of the plan states that the military coalition “would not seek Bashar Assad’s ouster as a mission goal“.  Again, this is precisly what these international criminals claimed with respect to Muammar Gaddafi as they relentlessly hunted him down with SAS death squads, before mercilessly putting him to death.

Every single point of this plan, without exception, is taken from the strategy demonstrably used in Libya, the only difference being that certain points have been watered down somewhat due to NATO’s frustrated progress thus far in Syria.  This strategy to annex only a quarter of Syria’s territory indicates a piecemeal approach, no doubt adopted in the face of the Security Council vetos cast by Russia and China.

The fact that this eight-point plan was first revealed exclusively by Mossad-connected DEBKAfile in the DEBKA-Net-Weekly 530 of Feb. 24 gives a clue as to who the main player behind the war on Syria is – Tel Aviv.

What this strategy indicates most importantly is that these international criminals masquerading as the ‘international community’, will stop at nothing in their crusade to destroy all resistance to Zionist hegemony.

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Obama event for Jewish supporters, tickets $35,800 a piece

Politico – The invite says simply “Please join President Obama for a discussion and reception with supporters like you in Washington, DC.”

But the campaign fundraiser at the Jefferson Hotel in Washington, DC,  Monday was intended to be a “Jewish Constituency Focused” event — “An  Afternoon with Jewish Leaders and President Barack Obama” included a  “Roundtable Campaign Discussion” followed by a “Campaign Conversation  with the President” and finally, “Appetizers and Cocktails,” according  to a Democratic announcement obtained by POLITICO.

Campaigns generally don’t say much about their fundraising events and  reporters are kept out of events except for those where the president  delivers formal remarks. The White House and the Obama campaign kept to  that for this event. The campaign released only basic attendance figures  and ticket price — some 25 supporters paid $35,800 each to attend, for  a total haul of $825,000. Meanwhile, reporters assigned to cover the  president were left outside the room for an hour and a half, leaving the  pool report bare of any detail except that DNC chair Rep. Debbie  Wasserman-Schultz of Florida was seen leaving hotel.

The campaign did not respond to an email seeking more information.

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Will Bibi Break Obama?

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By Pat Buchanan

The prime minister of Israel is angry with Barack Obama and is coming here to force a hardening of U.S. policy toward Iran.

“Bibi” Netanyahu had his anger on display at a meeting in Israel with Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

McCain emerged saying he had never seen an Israeli prime minister “that unhappy.” “He was angry,” said McCain. “I’ve never seen U.S.-Israel relations at this point.”

“The Israelis are unnerved,” said Graham. “They think the administration is sending the wrong signal, and so do I.”

What has so enraged Netanyahu? The Obama policy of tightening sanctions on Iran while holding out the opportunity for Tehran to negotiate and provide guarantees that its nuclear program is not aimed at an atomic bomb.

The U.S. intelligence community unanimously believes that Iran is some time away, perhaps years, from being able to produce a nuclear weapon and has not made the command decision to build one.

Israel retorts that Iran is entering a “zone of immunity,” when Israel will lack the ability to attack and abort Iran’s nuclear program, as new nuclear sites are being moved underground. Netanyahu’s government is also angry at what it sees as U.S. leaders’ distancing themselves from Israel.

When that fifth Iranian nuclear scientist was assassinated and Tehran accused America and Israel of complicity, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denounced the murder, leaving Israel as prime suspect.

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta leaked to columnist David Ignatius that Israel might strike Iran in April, May or June, leaving no doubt as to who wants a war, while ex-CIA Director Michael Hayden openly disparages Israel’s capacity to cripple Iran’s nuclear sites: “They only have the ability to make this worse.”

Adm. William Fallon, who headed U.S. Central Command, has been categorical: “No one I am aware of thinks that there is a positive outcome from a military strike” on Iran.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey has called Iran a “rational actor” and told the Israelis that for them to attack Iran now would be “premature,” “destabilizing” and imprudent.

Netanyahu said that Dempsey’s remarks “served Iran” and the general was “unwilling to aid Israel.”

Like Panetta, U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said he does not believe that Iran has decided to build a bomb, while National Security Adviser Tom Donilon spent three days in Israel, reportedly arguing against an Israeli attack.

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Netanyahu: No ‘Lebanon’ will be on the map

Lisa Karpova

Pravda.Ru

Israel what was that about MAPS?

For years, the paranoid Israelis have been screaming bloody murder that the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said that “Israel should be wiped from the map.” Of course, the man said no such thing, it was a deliberate mis-translation meant to serve their purposes: to demonize Ahmadinejad and Iran and to justify an unprovoked attack against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

So what did Ahmadinejad actually say? To quote his exact words in Farsi:

“Imam ghoft een rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad.”

The full quote translated directly to English:

“The Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time.”

Word by word translation:

Imam (Khomeini) ghoft (said) een (this) rezhim-e (regime) ishghalgar-e (occupying) qods (Jerusalem) bayad (must) az safheh-ye ruzgar (from page of time) mahv shavad (vanish from).

So that should settle the disinformation campaign being waged in order to set the stage for an aggressive attack against Iran and their paranoid delusions that Iran is building a nuclear weapon in order to “wipe them off the map.”

If they are nothing, they are constantly hysterical, while collecting billions annually in American taxpayer money to feed the hysteria and the lust for war and to take out those governments they don’t like, preferably by proxy in the form of NATO or the US Armed Forces.

But it’s ironic. There was no fuss or screaming when Netanyahu actually told an interviewer that when Israel is done with them, there will be NO Lebanon on the new world map.

At a news conference in Switzerland, on the occasion of the building an Israeli railway there, the German newspaper Die Zeit interviewed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

“Congratulations Mr. Netanyahu, my first question is that does the beginning of the large train line’s construction confirm the announcement of the dissident Syrian Intelligence Office that you will strike Lebanon?”

In reply, Netanyahu stated:

“Yes, and it is not a secret that it will happen with U.S.-Gulf support and that is why they have been warned, but before you ask, you have a look at the new map of the world and see that there is no nation with this name.”

Given that the UN Security Council has listed 388 Israeli airspace violations by Israel against Lebanon, there is no doubt what Israel is planning regarding Lebanon.

President Michel Suleiman condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent statements on Lebanon, saying that its existence will not be affected by his remarks. Odd that no one else, no big mouth, big talking, big stick western nations voiced the slightest concern that this nuclear armed, racist apartheid state, that has used weapons of mass destruction against Lebanon in the past, committing a genocide against the Lebanese people, was threatening them yet again.

He added in a statement: “Lebanon is the only country to have defeated Israel militarily and the Jewish state is still recovering from it.”

Indeed, the only thing that stopped Israel in 2006 from wiping Lebanon off the map was the defense against them provided by Hezbollah, who sent them crying with their tails between their legs.

“Lebanon’s diversity is the complete opposite of Israel’s racist system, which has no place in the world,” stressed the president.

Odd, isn’t it, that all of the countries attacked by the west, enemies of Israel, can all say the same thing. That they were the models of tolerance, brotherhood, prosperity and human rights, unlike the western allies of Saudi Arabia, Qatar. etc. that are horrid feudal examples of barbaric practices and backwardness.

“Lebanon is one of the founders of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Netanyahu’s statements reflect his contempt for humans,” Suleiman added.

Syria and Hezbollah in Lebanon are on high alert in anticipation of an Israeli attack on Lebanon, the London-based A-Sharq al-Awsat daily reported recently. According to the report, Hezbollah has been monitoring with caution the reinforcement of IDF troops along the Lebanon border.

It is also interesting to note that the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, admitted that the Israeli train line is funded by Qatar, UAE, and Saudi Arabia. Asked if he was not afraid of his people, he affirmed the close friendly relations between the two countries. Qatar, the one that has had a vested interest in formenting terrorism and and ‘regime change” in Libya, Syria and elsewhere.

Isn’t it odd that Israel is allowed to wave the stick at anybody it feels like with impunity, while they maintain a monopoly on nuclear weapons in the Middle East? The same country that has threatened all the capitals of Europe.

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