Archive for the ‘war zone’ Category

NATO Ready to Attack Syria?

October 23, 2012

The UK and the US have drafted new sanctions aimed at the Syrian Government during the UN Security Council discussions. Russia and China don’t support the initiative created under the so-called Chapter #7, which implies foreign military intervention into the country – it will put pressure on the Syrian Government and make the situation worse, they argue. RT’s Marina Portnaya brings the details from New York.

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RISK ASSESSMENT: IRAN – ‘Entree to a One World Order’ – Interview with Patrick Henningsen

October 11, 2012

What will a war with Iran look like? What will be the results of a unilateral attack on Iran by Israel and the US? Will it trigger multi-regional military conflict?

21st Century Wire geopolitical analyst, Patrick Henningsen, outlines possible outcomes, including the Hegelian outcome of a One World Order aka ‘New World Order’, in an exclusive, previously unreleased interview with domestic Russian television, filmed in London in Sept 2012. 

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Turkey strikes Syria targets after deadly mortar attack

October 3, 2012

Turkey has fired back at Syria after Syrian mortar bombs killed five people and wounded eight others in a Turkish town near the border, says the Turkish Prime Minister’s office 

Syrian rebel force announces shift of its headquarters from Turkey to Syria

September 26, 2012

By William Booth
The Washington Post
Sept 22, 2012

CAIRO — Commanders of the rebel Free Syrian Army said Saturday that they have moved their headquarters from Turkey to an unidentified location in Syria in an effort to unite and coordinate the armed insurrection against President Bashar al-Assad’s government.

Col. Riad al-Assad, a leader of the force, announced the move in a video posted on YouTube titled “Free Syrian Army Communique No. 1 From Inside.” The colonel was accompanied as he spoke by other rebel leaders in camouflage uniforms.

Syrian rebel forces have at least nominal control of a large crescent of territory along Syria’s northern border with Turkey where they could operate a base and no longer have to shuttle officers back and forth.

Some rebel fighters battling government forces inside Syria have complained that the leadership of the Free Syrian Army should be beside them rather than based in Turkey.

“This could be a key development, giving the FSA the chance to become the Syrian opposition to Assad instead of running the risk of turning into ‘Turkey’s opposition’ ” to Syria’s president, said Soner Cagaptay of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has thrown his support behind the Syrian rebels, but Turkish opposition parties and some ordinary Turks have expressed fear that their country could be dragged into a sectarian war.

Members of a minority group in Turkey, the Shiite Alawite sect, have demonstrated in support of Assad, who is Alawite. They have branded the Syrian rebels “terrorists” and called for the ouster not only of Syrian rebel fighters but also of the 120,000 Syrian refugees who Turkish officials estimate are living in Turkey in camps and rented apartments.

The government in Ankara has tightened its borders and this month announced a policy of moving Syrian refugees away from the frontier area.

“To our free Syrian people, the heroic and proud, and to the sons of the revolution in all the cities of Syria and its villages and homes, and to all factions of the armed revolution, to all of you, we announce the news that the FSA command is moved to the liberated areas,” Col. Assad said in the video.

The commander complained of a lack of support and materiel and “international marginalization” but vowed, “We do not accept compromise with anyone, until we liberate Damascus from this criminal gang.”

The relocation of the military headquarters was carried out a week ago, Brig. Gen. Mustafa al-Sheikh, head of the FSA military council, told the Associated Press.

“There are liberated areas now, and it’s better for the command to be with the rebels instead of being abroad,” Sheikh said.

Breaking!! Israel Lobbyist – We Need a False Flag to Start War with Iran!

September 26, 2012

Published on Sep 25, 2012
Patrick Clawson of the influential neo-con Washington Institute for Near East Studies OPENLY suggests that the US should provoke Iran into taking the first shot.Israel Lobbyist suggests False Flag attack to start war with Iran. Just like 911 in New York causing the deaths of American civilians and soldiers, a million dead Iraqis and for what?


Gilad Atzmon tonight on 21st Century Wire TV

September 20, 2012

21st Century Wire host Patrick Henningsen visits with award-winning artist/musician and writer Gilad Atzmon, to discuss a number of significant challenges facing the geopolitical scene today, as Atzmon takes on the Isreali Lobby and raises some difficult questions, as well as some uncomfortable truths regarding Jewish identity politics politics. Episode 3 Premieres this Thursday  at 6pm on PSTV channel 91 in the UK.

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ALL AMERICA MUST SEE THIS! Breaking Reality ~ 2013

September 19, 2012

What price Freedom? WE must take up Arms in Defense of the Innocent. This Evil Cabal, which includes DC, intends to destroy you, me and everything beautiful and sacred thing left on this planet! If you think that the 2012 election is the answer then, you are still completely asleep. If you think that your world will continue on in tranquility, you are deluded. Please, please Wake-Up, please! Time is very short.

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Patrick Henningsen for UK Column: ‘Bahrain is too important strategically for West to allow democracy’

September 12, 2012

Bahrain’s royal family will continue to oppress the political uprising in their country, and the international community has remained silent on the matter. This should indicate what the large agenda is, and how valuable the US 5th Fleet naval outpost is there in the run-up to a confrontation with Iran. For more articles and UK/international analysis, please visit:
http://www.ukcolumn.org

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FILM: ‘OFFENSIVE – THE STORY OF TONY FARRELL’

September 11, 2012

Excellent new film put together by Tony Rooke, featuring Tony Farrell, detailing the clear and obvious false flag attacks of both 911 and 7/7, as well as the cover-ups that have been used over and over in order to conceal the truth from the public. Watch this very informative film and pass it on to your friends, family and colleagues…

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The “Rape in Libya” Story – Our Military’s Latest Fairytale

June 17, 2011

By Peter Dale Scott
June 17, 2011 

It is a troubled time for NATO’s campaign against Libya.

President Obama has seen a near-revolt in Congress against the costly war, while Defense Secretary Gates in Brussels has warned his European allies that their tepid response “is putting the Libya mission and the alliance’s very future at risk.” Back home, according to the London Daily Mail, “Mr Gates has requested extra funds for Libya operations, but has been rebuffed by the White House.”

PR WARS: US pr hacks are likely to have invented the latest tabloid talking point of rape in Libya in order to sway audiences in the UK and US.

The past history of American wars tells us that, when the war-going begins to get tough, the professional p.r. campaigns get going, often with wholly invented stories. For example, when in 1990 Defense Secretary Colin Powell was expressing doubts that the United States should attack Kuwait, stories appeared that, as revealed by classified satellite photos, Saddam had amassed 265,000 troops and 1500 tanks at the edge of the Saudi Arabian border. Powell then changed his mind, and the attack proceeded. But after the invasion a reporter from the St. Petersburg Times viewed satellite photos from a commercial satellite, and “she saw no sign of a quarter of a million troops or their tanks.”

Hawks in Congress, notably Tom Lantos and Stephen Solarz, secured support for the attack on Iraq with a story from a 15-year-old girl, that she had seen Kuwaiti infants snatched from their incubators by Iraqi soldiers. The story was discredited when it was learned that the girl, the daughter of the Saudi ambassador in Washington, might not have visited the hospital at all. She had been prepped on her story by the p.r. firm Hill & Knowlton, which had a contract for $11.5 million from the Kuwaiti government.

The history of American foreign interventions is littered with such false stories, from the “Remember the Maine” campaign of the Hearst press in 1898, to the false stories of a North Vietnamese attack on U.S. destroyers in the so-called Second Tonkin Gulf incident of August 4, 1964. We know furthermore that in their Operation Northwoods documents, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1962 proposed a series of ways, some of them lethal, to deceive the American people in order to engineer a war against Cuba.

Since the fiasco of the false Iraqi stories in 1990-91, these stories have tended to be floated by foreign sources, usually European. This was conspicuously the case with the forged yellowcake documents from Italy underlying Bush’s misleading reference to Iraq in his 2003 State of the Union address. But it was true also of the false stories linking Saddam Hussein to the celebrated anthrax letters of 2001. (Their anthrax was later determined to have come from a U.S. biowarfare laboratory.)

This recurring history of falsified stories to justify interventions should be on our minds as we now face the allegations, as yet neither proven nor disproven, that Gaddafi has been using rape as a method to fight insurrection, and may have been guilty of raping victims himself. These charges were made on June 8 by Luis Moreno-Ocampo, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who claimed (according to Time Magazine):

“… there were indications that Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi had ordered the rape of hundreds of women during his violent crackdown on the rebels and that he had even provided his soldiers with Viagra to stimulate the potential for attacks.”

According to Time, the rape stories are being circulated by doctors who claim to have met and treated patients but do not have patients’ permission to reveal their identities. Earlier, according to a Libyan doctor interviewed in an Al Jazeera video, “many doctors have found Viagra and condoms in the pockets of dead pro-Gaddafi fighters, as well as treated female rape survivors. The doctor insists this clearly indicates the Gaddafi regime is using rape as a weapon of war.”

But what of Moreno’s charge that “Now we are getting some information that Gaddafi himself decided to rape, and this is new.” This is a sensational charge: until we learn there is a reliable source for it, one can suspect it was made to grab headlines.

One problem in investigating these charges is that Libyan culture is so unkind to rape victims that they are reluctant to come forward. Researchers for Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International were unable to find one woman who said she had been raped. A U.N. human rights investigator, Cherif Bassiouni, told Agence France-Presse that the rape and Viagra stories were being circulated by the Benghazi authorities as “part of a “massive hysteria.'” In fact he had discovered only three cases.

Others have objected that the purchase of Viagra-type drugs falls far short of indicating a war crime. Former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, in Tripoli on an investigative mission, has pointed out in her emails that to date the one army known to have distributed Viagra as part of its war operations is the U.S. Army — as a bribe to entice information from aging tribal leaders in Afghanistan.

Military conflict of course is normally accompanied by rape. What might constitute a war crime would be whether (to quote Time) Gaddafi “had provided his soldiers with Viagra.” Moreno actually said, according to the Associated Press, that “some witnesses confirmed that the [Libyan] government was buying containers of Viagra-type drugs “to enhance the possibility to rape.'”

Time‘s subtle enhancement of Moreno’s claim — from purchasing Viagra to providing it to soldiers, reminds us of the sorry record of the U.S. mainstream media in circulating past false stories to justify war. It is painful to say this, but virtually every major U.S. military intervention since Korea has been accompanied by false stories. Mr. Moreno-Ocampo should be pressed to come forward quickly with the supporting evidence for his charges, which should be based on more than the testimony of doctors working for the Benghazi regime.

This story first appeared at Global Research.