US Supplies Weapons to Armed Groups in Syria

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On the 3 June 2016, the Pentagon parachuted weapons to armed groups in Marea.

Washington hopes that these armed groups will drive back ISIL in the province of Rakka.

There are three groups could have benefited from this support, which violates international law :

  • Groups affiliated to the Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG)
  • Turkmen armed groups under the command of Turkish soldiers
  • Arab soldiers, who once belonged to the Syrian Free Army, now under the command of French soldiers

These last two groups had at first fought against the Syrian Arab Republic alongside the Al-Nusra Front (the Syrian branch of Al-Qaida) and Ahrar al-Sham, two groups which have committed crimes against humanity.

Translated from French

Source: Réseau Voltaire

http://www.voltairenet.org/article192140.html

 

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Washington asks Moscow not to attack Al-Qaida

The Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, revealed on 4 June 2016 that the United States had asked Russia to not attack Al-Qaida in Syria.

In the Idleb region, armed groups described by Washington as being “moderate rebels” have become involved with Al-Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of Al-Qaida. The cease fire agreement, which came into force on 27 February, planned that armed groups supported by the US would disassociate themselves from armed groups, classified as terrorist groups by the UN.

Officially, Al-Qaida had planned and carried out the 11 September terrorist attacks which killed 2 977 people. The US went to war against the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and Iraq on the grounds that they had supported Al-Qaida (even though Washington has since admitted that Iraq was in fact not involved).

In recent years, Al-Qaida has financed the Turkish Justice and Development Party (AKP), helped NATO to overthrow the Gaddafi regime (Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya), and did “good work” in Syria, to quote Laurent Fabius, the former French foreign minister.

Since the publication of Thierry Meyssan’s book, 9/11: The Big Lie, most NATO member states regard any attempt to contest Al Qaida’s responsibility for the attacks as being “conspiracy theory”.

Translated from French

Source: Réseau Voltaire

http://www.voltairenet.org/article192145.html

Turkey transports weapons and ammunition to jihadist armed groups in Syria

On 3 June 2016, the Russian ministry of defence made public video images taken from a reconnaissance aircraft. The video shows long lines of lorries transporting ammunition and weapons from Turkey to armed groups in Idleb, Syria.

It is not yet possible to precisely identify these armed groups. At best we know that the West currently supports the Turkmen, the Kurds as well as former Arab members of the Free Syrian Army.  According to Russian and Syrian defence ministers, the majority of the armed individuals are members of the Al-Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of Al-Qaida.

On the same day, the Pentagon had itself dropped weapons and ammunition into Marea*. We do not know which armed group took these supplies.

The liberation of Idlib would allow Syria and Russia to free Alep, which would spell the end of plans to overthrow the Syrian republic and establish an Islamic fundamentalist government.

*See https://geostrategieblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/syria-pentagon-drops-weapons-to-armed-groups/

See also “Are we honestly fighting against the Isamic State (ISIL)?”

https://geostrategieblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/are-we-really-fighting-against-isis/

 

Translated from French

Source: Réseau Voltaire

http://www.voltairenet.org/article192146.html

 

Could Algeria be the Next Target?

It really is bad news. Bernard-Henri Lévy (BHL), the sinister theorist of the “Arab Spring” who has destroyed Libya, Syria and Yemen, now intends to apply his horrific model to Algeria.

How exactly? By using the Movement for the Autonomy of Kabylie (MAK). Its call for a demonstration in Paris has just been relayed by BHL.

The latest edition of his magazine “La Règle du Jeu” includes a long article on the celebration of the Berber Spring, but not in a way that commemorates this event. BHL is a war-monger, so he is by nature incapable of promoting peace. His destructive instinct naturally leads him to support movements and sects whose aim is to provoke insurrection in their countries. And this is precisely what he is attempting to do in Algeria via the MAK by publishing in his magazine an announcement made by their “provisional government” calling for a demonstration in Paris.

BHL has written an article, entitled “The Kabyles : An Unrecognised Population in Algeria”, in which he calls for people to support the demonstration in favour of “the autonomy of Kabylie”. He writes “the Kabyles are campaigning for the recognition of their rights in Algeria and for a secular society” and stresses that “some Kabyle friends have asked us to publish the call by the provisional government of Kabylie for a demonstration in Paris this Sunday, 17 April. We are all the more happy to do this because the aims of the demonstration, as specified in a short document sent to us, appear legitimate to us”

Such concern for humanity ! There are grounds for being wary of this dangerous liaison between the MAK and BHL because he has powerful contacts in the French government and elsewhere. Ferhat Mehenni’s MAK is “a good client” which will allow him to get closer to Algeria, a country which he still hopes to see join the ranks of those countries brought to heel in the same way as Libya.

BHL’s support for MAK is definitely bad news for both Kabylie and Algeria. He is not motivated by the ideals of Ferhat Mehenni’s group. He is motivated by Zionist ideology and by racism against Muslims in general. A quick look at the editorial board of his magazine will soon convince anybody of the sinister aims of “the man in the white shirt”… stained with blood.

On his editorial board, we find all the Zionists in the French media such as Armin Arefi, Hélène Brenkman, Eric Dahan, David Gakunzi, Raphaël Haddad, Patrick Klugman, Patrick Mimouni, and Yann Moix, to name but a few. BHL, who was invited as a VIP to Algeria during the 90s to support the government in its fight against terrorism, now comes to support a separatist movement which is opposed to the Algerian government…

By totally disregarding his contradictions, this warlord can cry crocodile tears for “the Kabyles, a people without a nation, just like the Kurds, who oppose what they call Algerian colonialism.”

In his magazine, he publishes MAK’s notice calling “French Kabyles and all Kabyles” to march and demonstrate in homage “to the Kabyle civilians killed during the Berber Spring of 1980″ and “the 128 Kabyles killed during the Black Spring in 2001”.

This testifies to his obsessive desire to provoke civil unrest in Algeria. But not just in Kabylie. BHL also has compassion for the “Mozabite political prisoners who have been locked in Algerian jails for nine months and whose fate has been met with total indifference the world over”.  While examining BHL’s support for MAK, one cannot help but conclude that vigilance is more than ever necessary in order to defeat his determined attempts to destabilize the country.


Translated from French

The original author was Rafik Benasseur

Source: Algérie 1.com

http://www.algerie1.com/zoom/bhl-mak-liaison-dangereuse/

Dominique de Villepin’s Advice to the “Peace Ambassadors for Iraq”

The Peace Ambassadors for Iraq (PAFI) held a conference last May (28-29) at the George V Hotel in Paris. PAFI is a non-governmental organisation created in 2014 by Sheikh Jamal al-Dhari, who is one of the leaders of the al-Zoba tribe, a branch of the great Shammar confederation.

PAFI aims to unite all Iraqis by forming a non-religious political party, capable of driving out ISIL from the Anbar Province. An ambitious programme…

To support the initiative, various prominent international figures were invited to the conference:

Dominique de Villepin, the man who said “Non!” to the second Gulf War (see https://geostrategieblog.wordpress.com/de-villepin-diplomatic-prescience/)

Admiral William Fallon, former commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM – the body that coordinates US military operations in the Middle East and Central Asia), who resigned in 2008, as he opposed George W Bush’s plans to attack Iraq

American Republicans who regret having voted for the US military intervention in Iraq

Sayyed Muhammad Ali al-Husseini, a Lebanese Shia cleric, who recommends that Iraqi religious minority groups campaign for Iraqi Jews to have the right to return to their country

The debates were chaired by Sabah al-Mukthar, president of the Arab Lawyers Association in London.

Al-Dhari – a name synoymous with resistance

Sheikh Jamal al-Dhari, president of PAFI, can claim to be of illustrious descent. In Iraq, his family name has been synonymous with resistance ever since the 1920 revolution, when the Zoba tribe staged an uprising against British occupying forces in the Fallujah-Abu Ghraib region. Sulayman’s great grand-uncle is considered to be a national hero for having killed Colonel Gerald Leachman, a British intelligence officer who had insulted his father, the tribal chief. As a symbolic reminder of this assassination, Saddam Hussein, during the embargo period, saluted the parades of the Al Quds Volunteer Army* by firing a Lee-Enfield rifle which had been taken from the British in 1920.

Following the American invasion of 2003, Sulayman’s grand-son, Harith Sulayman al-Dhari, a prominent Sunni religious leader, continued the family and tribal tradition by creating the Association of Muslim Scholars (AMS) to resist the US occupation, while distancing himself from the actions and rhetoric of both Al-Qaida in Iraq and ISIL.

In March 2015, Harith al-Dhari died in Turkey. He was considered to be the spiritual leader of the Iraqi resistance movement and, in particular, the inspiration for the Iraqi 1920 Revolution Brigade. His son, who was named his successor, refused to participate in the Paris conference.

But perhaps he could participate at the next conference, as could perhaps the Ba’ath movement, which had asked for more time to prepare their presentation. It is worth noting that the PAFI and the underground Ba’ath movement support the Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT), an anti-Iranian military organisation created in December of last year by Saudi Arabia.

Find a way out of Chaos

No doubt Dominique de Villepin’s speech was not appreciated by the anti-Iranian hardliners in the audience. Notably, he advised representatives of the new Iraqi political organisation to campaign for a general amnesty and to create a new Iraqi citizenship. He advised, above all, that the new group should convince the leaders of neighbouring states (in particular Saudi Arabia, Iran and UAE) that the stability of their country is closely tied to stability Iraq.

Even if the American participants were not Republican hawks, PAFI will be viewed as an operation by the West and Saudi Arabia to provide the Anbar province with an administration considered acceptable by the “international community”.

But will it be accepted by the Iraqi people? Participants seized the opportunity to ask Admiral Fallon and two former US Congress members if they could trust America “when it was the US that bombed Fallujah to support the offensive launched by government forces and the Shia militia”. They were obviously not in a position to give an answer.

Jamal al-Dhari hopes that other prominent Iraqi figures will join him. At the end of the conference he was elected president of the new political body. He was backed by Adnan Malik (the secretary general) and Samad Abdelkarim (spokesman for the group). The next conference could be held at either Washington or Erbil.

* Saddam Hussein created the Al Quds Volunteer Army in early 2001, ostensibly to liberate Palestine and Jerusalem

Translated from French

The original author was Gilles Munier

Source: France-Irak Actualité

http://www.france-irak-actualite.com/2016/06/les-conseils-de-dominique-de-villepin-aux-ambassadeurs-de-la-paix-pour-l-irak.html

 

 

Zionism and the Clash of Civilisations

Interview with Youssef Hindi, author of  “The West and Islam”, an extraordinary work on the origins of Zionism and the nebulous neo-conservative theory of the so-called “clash of civilisations”

Using reliable sources to support his arguments, Youssef Hindi, a Frano-Morrocan historian, traces the roots of Zionism back to the messianic projects developed during the 13th century by rabbis and Kabbalists.


Aux origines moyenâgeuses et fumeuses du sionisme

In your book, you advance a new theory regarding Zionism. Could you briefly explain it to us?

The main theory of my book is as follows. Contrary to popular belief, Zionism is not an atheist ideology; nor was it created by the English Puritan movement during the 17th century as certain historians, such as Shlomo Sand, believe.

Zionism was from the very beginning a messianic project, created by rabbis during the Middle Ages. This project was developed and consolidated throughout the centuries to the point where it took on an atheist form, in a similar fashion to a number of modern ideologies dating from the 19th century.

This is not the only argument I put forward in this book. This messianic ideology which gave rise to Zionism also led to the strategy of the “clash of civilisations” and the creation of the myth of Judeo-Christianity, which dates from the early 16th century.

That these projects were born during the Middle Ages is one thing. But how do you explain the fact that they have managed to survive over the centuries? What’s more, how did these religious ideas come to take on an atheist appearance? Is this not a contradiction in terms?

Throughout the book, I illustrate the following key point which is not immediately obvious when one reads the book for the first time: the fact that ideas in history are updated. History is driven and animated by ideologies and ideas which are created, transformed and then spread. These ideas are born in people’s minds; they then guide people as well as the groups to which they belong: history is made by the groups led by these ideas.

Moreover, I construct my arguments very carefully, step by step, using a range of reliable sources. I highlight the coherence of the project, over seven centuries old, by carefully showing the links between the series of important, and often unknown, events which decisively changed the course of history.

Jewish messianism went through a period of transition between the end of the 17th century and the 18th century with the Sabbatean-Frankist movement. This messianic movement, which was both apocalyptic and antinomic (opposing God and natural law), was created by the false messiahs Sabbataï Tsevi (falsely converted to Islam) and Jacob Frank (falsely converted to Catholicism). It led the way to an atheist form of messianism which then gave a non-religious appearance to the vast messianic project. It was from this movement that the utopian libertarian and socialist revolutions of 19th and 20th centuries were born. During the same period, Zionism in its non-religious form appeared in Central Europe, which is exactly where the atheist revolutionary movements multiplied.

So what about the “clash of civilisations” theory ? You say that it is linked to messianism and Zionism. By attempting to link everything to this messianism, are you not speculating?

The “clash of civilisations” is by no means a theory: it is a strategy. My research shows that Solomon Molcho, who was a Kabbalist, developed this strategy in accordance with the rabbinic and eschatological interpretations of the Bible. During the 16th century, he attempted to push first the Catholic Church and then the Holy Roman Empire into a war against the Ottoman Empire, the idea being to drive out the Turks from Palestine, thereby allowing the reconstruction the Kingdom of Israel.

This is precisely what the British did at the end of the First World War. They dismantled the Ottoman Empire and created the Jewish homeland in Palestine (1919-20) following the promise they had made to the Zionists in the Balfour Declaration (1917).

Molcho’s project took four centuries to come to fruition, but it was finally accomplished. This is one of form evidence that I use as a means of showing the durability of the Zionist project and the intrinsic link that exists between Zionism and the “clash of civilisations” strategy, the latter being a prerequisite to the achievement of the Zionist project (see article on the Oded Yinon plan https://geostrategieblog.wordpress.com/youssef-hindi-war-in-yemen/).

In 1957, Bernard Lewis*, who influenced Samuel Huntington†, removed the religious element from this messianic strategy by giving it a scientific appearance, in order to set it up as theory. As a worthy heir to Molcho, Lewis decrees that the (post) Christian world and the Islamic world are, by their very nature, destined to confront each other in a war. It was Bernard Lewis who, from the year 2000 onwards, strove to convince Vice-President Dick Cheney that the US should invade Iraq.

This “clash of civilisations”, conjured up from nowhere, basically conceals what I term “a global ideological conflict” between the Old Testament world (covering the Anglo-Saxon thalassocracy, its former Catholic vassals on the European continent, the Wahhabi oil monarchies and Israel) and the rest of the world.

* Bernard Lewis is a Jewish historian who holds British, American and Israeli passports.
† Samuel Huntington, author of “The Clash of Cvilisations and Remaking of World Order”

Article Translated from French

Youssef Hindi was interviewed by Gilles Munier, author of the “Black Gold Spies” (see https://geostrategieblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/spies-of-the-black-gold/).

Occident et Islam“, is published by Editions Sigest, http://editions.sigest.net/

Source: France-Irak Actualité

http://www.france-irak-actualite.com/2015/10/aux-origines-moyenageuses-et-fumeuses-du-sionisme.html


See also: Youssef Hindi discusses his book with Jean-Michel Vernochet (we have provided English subtitles).