Thursday, 27 April 2017

Exclusive: U.S. troops in Northern Syria

U.S. troops in northern Syria visiting the site of the Turkish airstrikes against Kurds
U.S. troops escorted by Kurdish fighters visited sites around the Karachok mountains east of al-Qamishli in north eastern Syria, Tuesday, where Turkish military jets carried out airstrikes against Kurdish forces, leaving dozens dead.

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Full 35 minute interview of Syrian President to ABC-Yahoo largely omitted from 4 Corners hit-piece

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By my own measurement the 4 Corners ‘report’ Syria’s Disappeared – The Case Against Assad only gave Syrian President Bashar al-Assad 40 seconds – 10 seconds near the start and 30 seconds near the end – to answer claims that his govenment had imprisoned, tortured and murdered tens of thousands of his own people as well as the more recent fraudulent allegation that the Syrian Army had used Sarin gas in Idlib province.
The full interview of length 34 minutes and 40 seconds was published by Yahoo News on 10 February 2017 and a full copy recorded by the Syrian Government has been placed on YouTube. The YouTube copy is embedded below.



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Lavrov: Hezbollah Just as Russia’s Aerospace Force Present in Syria at Government’s Request

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
Iranian forces and Hezbollah, just as Russia’s aerospace group are in Syria at the invitation of the country’s government, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after talks with his visiting Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir in Moscow on Wednesday.
“As far as the presence of Iran and Hezbollah in Syria is concerned, you know well we do not consider Hezbollah a terrorist organization,” Lavrov said. “We proceed from the understanding that both, just as Russia’s aerospace group, are in Syria at the invitation of the country’s legitimate government.
“We know Saudi Arabia’s stance and it is clear that our approaches to this are not identical, to put it mildly,” Lavrov said. “But we are unanimous that a settlement of the Syrian crisis requires the involvement of all Syrian parties without any exceptions, and of all foreign actors that can exercise influence on the internal parties. Except for the terrorist organizations declared as such by the UN Security Council, of course.”
Lavrov recalled that Iran, just as Russia and Saudi Arabia, was a member of the International Syria Support Group. Besides, Iran had declared its commitment to the UN Security Council’s Resolution 2254.
“Besides, within the framework of the Astana process Iran, alongside Turkey and Russia, is one of the three guarantors of ceasefire, which is of crucial importance at this stage,” Lavrov said.
Source: Agencies

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لماذا لايسقط اردوغان .. ولماذا لاتقسم سورية؟؟


 

بقلم نارام سرجون

..لايمكنك أن تصل الى اليقين مالم تمعن في الشك .. ولايكشف الأسرار ويسقط عنها الاقنعة الا عين الشك .. ولذلك لايصل الى الايمان المطلق من لم يداهمه الشك وان كان ينام في قلب الكعبة كل يوم أو يصلب على نفس الصليب الذي مات عليه السيد المسيح ..

والشك هو الذي يجب أن يسائل اردوغان وحكمه ويقيسه بمرحلة مصطفى كمال أتاتورك الذي أعلن نهاية الخلافة وقيام الجمهورية .. لان مصطفى كمال لم يستطع حتى هذه اللحظة من الهروب من تهمة العمالة للمخابرات البريطانية التي صنعته كبطل قومي لتركيا أنقذها من براثن الهزيمة وهو يحارب عدة جيوش (باستثناء الجيش البريطاني) وكانت النتيجة أن مصطفى كمال أخذ تركيا من الشرق الى الغرب وانتزع منها شيفرة الخلافة وهي الحرف العربي القرآني الذي يصلها بأربعمائة عام متواصلة .. ولايزال سر مصطفى كمال غير قادر على الهروب من الشك بعلاقته بالمخابرات البريطانية التي خدمته وخدمها .. وقد قامت جمهورية أتاتورك في نفس الفترة التي أقيمت فيها مملكة آل سعود ومملكة بني هاشم الأردنية على يد الانكليز الذين صنعوا لبلاد نجد والحجاز قائدا اسمه عبد العزيز آل سعود وصنعوا منه زعيما بانتصارات عسكرية .. ثم صمموا للعرب ثورة الشريف حسين وصنعوا لها قائدا ليكون سريره مفرخة للملوك “الجواسيس” تمثلت بأسرة الشريف حسين وسلالته .. والبريطانيون بارعون جدا في صناعة الزعماء والقادة لأنهم يعرفون أن الشعوب تتبع الزعماء فبدلا من مواجهة الشعوب فان الأفضل وضع اليد على لجام الشعب .. فهم يرون أن الشعوب ثيران هائجة أو جياد لاتقاد الا باللجام .. ولالجام للشعوب مثل ملوكها وزعمائها .. فبدلا من ترويض الجواد اصنع له لجاما ثقيلا ..

وهذه المقاربة التاريخية لنشأة الجمهورية الاتاتوركية التي اختار الانكليز لها العلمانية لالغاء طابعها الديني تفصلها اليوم عن خلافة أردوغان مئة سنة تقريبا .. فقد دفن اردوغان جمهورية كمال اتاتورك منذ أيام لأن وظيفتها انتهت وظهر أن مهمتها الحالية في ولادة الشرق الأوسط الجديد (الديني والمذهبي) لاتستطيع القيام بها دولة علمانية بل دولة دينية تتفاعل مع السديم المذهبي الهائج .. فأعيدت لها صفتها الدينية عبر حكم العدالة والتنمية ..

في ظروف نهوض الاسلام السياسي من ثورة الامام الخميني في ايران لم تعد تنفع النزعة القومية التي قادها صدام حسين لايقاف التمدد الثوري الايراني وفكر الدين الثوري ولم تعد مملكة آل سعود قادرة على  التنطح العقائدي لهذه المهمة بسبب ظهور بثور وبذور فساد المملكة وتبذير أمرائها وحياتهم الباذخة وكان لابد من اطلاق العدو الطبيعي للموجة الخمينية الطاغية .. ولم يكن هناك افضل من العثمانية الصاعدة .. فالجمهور العربي المسلم مشدود بالنوستالجيا والحنين الى الدولة القوية المركزية التي شكلت المظلة العقائدية .. “وكان المذهب السني محرجا بسبب تمكن المذهب الشيعي “من تطوير نموذج للحكم الاسلامي فريد وقدم تجربة للثورة الفكرية والايديويولوجية الجهادية أصابت المثقفين الاسلاميين العرب بالصدمة وهو يظهرون عاجزين عن انجاز الثورة الاسلامية التي وعد بها الاخوان المسلمون وغيرهم طوال عقود .. وكان أفضل مرشح في نظر الغربيين للقيام بدور العدو الطبيعي للاسلام السياسي بنسخته الشيعية هو تركيا العثمانية .. وهنا لايمكن فصل احتلال العراق عن مصادفة غريبة في نجاح حزب العدالة والتنمية  وصعود نجم لاعب الكرة التركي وبائع البطيخ أردوغان في نفس الوقت الذي هبط فيه نجم صدام حسين معه الى الحفرة التي روّج الأميريكون أنهم وجدوه فيها .. ففي العراق ظهرت الحاجة الماسة لقيادة للجمهور السني اليتيم الذي بدا مظلوما بعد أن اطيح بحكم السنة بالقوة .. وبدا المثقفون العرب يتلفتون حولهم بحثا عن رمز اسلامي قوي .. وكان القائد الجديد أردوغان قد اكتملت صناعته .. خطيب مفوه وذو صوت عال “كبائع بطيخ “وممثل بارع ومناور .. ونموذج عصري للخميني التركي السني .. انه النموذج  المطلوب والمفصّل على مقاس الجمهور التائق لقائد مناظر للولي الفقيه ..

ومن يحار في السؤال عن سبب بقاء رجب طيب أردوغان في السلطة كل هذا الوقت وهو ينتقل من نصر انتخابي الى نصر آخر وكأنه طائر الفينيق فانه اما أن يكون من أولئك السذج الذين ينامون في قلب الكفر وفي سرير الرذيلة وهم يعتقدون أنهم في قلب الكعبة واما أنه من أولئك الواهمين بأن تركيا دولة تلعب اللعبة الديمقراطية بجدارة دون أن يكون للغرب أي دور فيما يجري فيها .. فالغرب لايسمح بأي ديمقراطية لاتتوافق مع مصالحه وتوجهاته .. وتجربة الزعيم النمساوي هايدر خير دليل لأن هايدر امتدح هتلر ونجح في الانتخابات بشكل غير متوقع فقاطعت أوروبة النمسا وحاصرتها حتى أرغم هايدر على التراجع والتخلي عن نصره الديمقراطي الناجز من أجل الشعب النمساوي الذي قاطعته أوروبة لأسابيع متتالية .. أما أردوغان فانه يهاجم أوروبة ويتبجح أنه أبو الاسلام السياسي وأنه يريد احياء الامبراطورية العثمانية ألد اعداء أوروبة التي حاصرت فيينا .. وهي اسوا الذكريات العثمانية في الوعي الاوروبي .. ومع ذلك فانه لايحظى الا بأصوات تلفزيونية ناقدة .. ولكن لاأحد يعلن مقاطعته أو محاصرته اقتصاديا ولاتخرج فتوى واحدة من رجال الاعمال والمال لسحب الاستثمارات الهائلة في البورصة التركية .. ولايقدم الاتحاد الاوربي على منع السياحة اليه لتدمير عموده الاقتصادي القائم على السياحة كما فعل الروس وجعلوا فنادقه شبه فارغة عندما أسقط لهم طائرة السوخوي .. والرجل يتعامل علنا مع داعش والنصرة وكل المجموعات الارهابية ويصدر الارهابيين واللاجئين الى اوروبة ومع ذلك تبقى اوروبة مستكينة له وكأنها عاجزة بلا حول ولاقوة ولاتقوم باي رد فعل وكأن يد السلطان هي العليا .. بالرغم من أن السلطان يخوض حربا عالمية يحارب فيها ايران وروسيا والعراق وسورية ومصر والصين ..

ماهو سر اردوغان؟؟ وكيف يغامر رجل مثله لاتزال صناديق الاقتراع بالكاد تعطيه نجاحا صعبا بأصوات 51% من الناخبين ولايبالي بأصوات 49% يعارضونه ويتصرف وكانه يحصل على أصوات 900% رغم أن السياسي الذي يفوز فوزا صعبا يخشى أن يخسر نقطة أو نقطتين بسبب اي قرار غير مدروس .. الاأردوغان الذي لايهزم ولايقهر .. فهو لايبالي بالأكراد ويطحنهم ويسحقهم ويزج بقياداتهم في السجن ..  ويناطح تيار فتح الله غولن القوي .. وهو يعلي الخطاب المذهبي والاثني في بلد مليء بالمتفجرات المذهبية والعرقية .. ومع هذا فانه لايسقط .. فهل هو ابن الاله أم روح محمد الفاتح.. أم مصطفى كمال أتاتورك آخر بتصميم انكليزي بنسخة عثمانية يراد له أن يكون أبا الأتراك الجدد؟

والحقيقة أن سقوط اردوغان لم يكن يوما وهما نهذي به أو حلما يداعبنا بل انعكاسا لحقيقة وواقع ينقله لنا مثقفون ونخب تركية تناصبه العداء وتتوجس منه .. فهو محاصر بكل أسباب الخسارة وظهر ضعفه وترنحه في انتخابات عام 2015 عندما اهتز حزب العدالة والتنمية وكان عليه تشكيل حكومة ائتلافية ولكن اردوغان أعاد الانتخابات بعد ان هيأ طريقة الفوز والتلاعب على قواعد اللعبة بمباركة أوروبة التي لم ترفع صوتها كما تفعل عندما لاتروق لها المكائد الانتخابية ..

ان سبب بقاء اردوغان جاء من الحاجة اليه بسبب الدور التركي في الحرب السورية .. وأردوغان مدين  للحرب السورية في بقائه لأن كل برنامجه الانتخابي في البقاء يستمده من تداعيات الحرب على سورية .. لأن مشروع الغرب القاضي بخلق حاجز داعش بين ايران والعراق وسورية على امتداد نهر الفرات يستحيل أن ينجح دون العون التركي .. كما ان جبهة النصرة في الشمال لاتقدر على الصمود دون الدعم التركي  المطلق .. وهذان التنظيمان هما عماد مشروع الفوضى الخلاقة والشرق الأوسط الجديد .. فهما يرسمان حدود المذاهب بالدم وهما الاسفين الذي يمكن أن يقسم سورية .. ولايمكن ان تقاد الحملة الدينية الطائفية في المنطقة بحزب تركي علماني بل بحزب ديني يجمع حوله السنة الباحثين عن عمق مذهبي لاعلماني ..ولايمكن المخاطرة بتغييب شخص أردوغان عن الساحة التركية لما قد يحمله هذا الغياب من ضعف في معسكر الاسلام السياسي الذي قد يهتز اذا غاب ملهمه الروحي والرجل الساحر الذي التفت حوله الجماعات الاسلامية من المحيط الى الخليج وتحول الى مغناطيس تتبعه جماعات الاسلام السياسي كالمنومة مغناطيسيا وتهاجر اليه حتى من غزة المحاصرة .. تماما كما كانت الأحزاب الشيوعية العربية تنسخ التجربة السوفييتية وتسير معها كظلها .. ولذلك لايبالي اردوغان باي اعتبار انتخابي فالمال الخليجي  يسرع اليه كلما أوعز البريطانيون بذلك .. والانتقادات الاوروبية لاردوغان مجرد كلام ونباح دون عض .. بل ان النباح يزيد من التفاف الاتراك حوله وهم يرون ان مستقبلهم صار غامضا في ظل السعار الغربي نحو تركيا ..

وحتى الانقلاب العسكري التركي الذي لاتزال أسراره تتكشف رويدا رويدا جاء لتثبيت الرجل بعد اهتزاز شرعيته في انتخابات عام 2015 .. وبدا تثبيت اردوغان في الحكم بعد اعادة الانتخابات والزج بقادة  الأحزاب الكردية في السجن وكأنه طعن في التشكيك بشعبيته وشرعيته .. حيث ظهر بعد الانقلاب وكأنه عاد بقوة الشعب وليس بالتحايل على قوانين الانتخابات .. والحقيقة هي انه عاد بقوة المتطرفين الاسلاميين الذين أزاحوا من طريقهم بعنف كل من يمكن أن يحول بينهم وبين الحكم المطلق حتى انجاز مهمة الشرق الاوسط الكبير الذي لاتقدر على انجازه الا تركيا الاسلامية بحكم مطلق التي توقف التمدد الايراني والتي تثبت دولة سنية يحاول الغرب صناعتها بين سورية والعراق وترضعها من أثدائها العثمانية حتى يشتد عودها لأن لاأمل لها الا بالثدي العثماني وهي محاصرة غربا وشرقا .. وربما كان من نتائج الدكتاتورية الاسلامية التركية التي يريدها الغرب أن تكون مثل قنبلة موقوتة هو استقطاب المجتمع التركي وابقائه متوترا ريثما تحين لحظة تقسيمه لأن الديكتاتورية الاسلامية لايمكن التنبؤ برد فعلها اذا ماخسرت السلطة في صناديق الاقتراع أو في انقلاب عسكري .. فهي تتصرف وكأنها في مهمة تاريخية وجهادية وان ليس من حقها فقدان السلطة بل حماية الخلافة التي خسرتها في حرب عالمية ولن تقبل بخسارة ثانية لها مهما بلغ الثمن .. حتى وان كانت الخسارة ديمقراطية في صناديق انتخاب ..

أهمية تركيا اليوم جاءت من دورها السوري فقط ودون مراوغة واجتهادات وتبريرات عن اسطورة الاقتصاد المتفوق الاسلامي وغير ذلك .. واستمرار الحرب السورية هو الذي يمد بعمر أردوغان الذي صار حاجة غربية لاستمرار الحرب على روسية والصين وايران من البوابة السورية ولذلك تم التمديد له بمشروع النظام الرئاسي حتى عام 2028 وهو عام يوافق نهاية الفترة الثانية للأسد لأن مشروع الشرق الاوسط الكبير تعثر ولم ينجز في الزمن المرسوم في الربيع العربي ويقدر له أن يتعثر لسنوات بعد أن ثبت ان الأسد يستحيل اسقاطه .. وقد قدم أردوغان أوراق اعتماده من جديد عقب الانتخابات الأخيرة بالقول بأن سورية تقسم قطعة قطعة .. وهو تعهد قديم يعيد تقديمه لمن صنعه وكلفه بمهمته وهي بناء قطع الشرق الأوسط الكبير قطعة قطعة .. وتقسيم سورية هو قلب الشرق الأوسط الجديد وقلب مهمته التي كلف بها منذ سنوات .. والشرق الاوسط الجديد بخرائطه الدموية يعتمد عليه .. ولكن ثبات الأسد في دمشق جعل مشروع التقسيم صعبا للغاية .. وهو مشروع لايتحقق الا بغياب الأسد وبقاء اردوغان .. وينتهي بغياب اردوغان وبقاء الأسد .. ولذلك بقي اردوغان ..

اردوغان كان قد بدأ مشروعه من سورية التي ساعدت في صعوده وسمحت له بالتدفق في قضايا المنطقة ومنحته صفة الوسيط الوحيد في المفاوضات مع اسرائيل بعد مسرحية دافوس ومرمرة ثم ساعدته اقتصاديا لانعاش اقتصاد شرق الاناضول على حساب اقتصاد شمال سورية وهذا ماساعد الكتلة الانتخابية في شرق الاناضول وهي الكتلة الاسلامية على الانتعاش والثراء ومن ثم اجتياح الاقتصاد التركي في غرب الاناضول مما اثر على الوزن الانتخابي لغرب الأناضول العلماني الذي لم يسترد موقعه منذ تلك اللحظة الفاصلة ..
ولكن كما بدأ أردوغان مشروعه من سورية فان استمراره مرتبط بسورية .. ومن كانت بدايته واستمراره من سورية فان نهايته لاشك لايمكن ان تكون الا من سورية .. وان بيته العثماني أوهن من بيت العنكبوت الاسرائيلي ولن يصمد اذا هبت عليه الريح أو جزء من الريح التي هبت على سورية .. انه منطق النشوء والوجود والبقاء والخلود .. بأن لحظة الموت تقررها لحظة الميلاد .. فميلاده كان في سورية .. وموته سيكون في سورية .. مهما طال الزمن .. ولايزال هناك شيء خفي تنتظره تركيا والمنطقة ستجعل بائع البطيخ يدرك أن تركيا مجرد كومة بطيخ .. وأن تكسير وتقسيم سورية لايشبه تقسيم البطيخ على الاطلاق .. لكن البطيخة التي ستتكسر هي التي تقف فوق كتفيه .. وبامكانه انتظار معركة ادلب ليتحقق من ذلك ..


   ( الثلاثاء 2017/04/25 SyriaNow)

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Multiculturalism and the Jews



It was maybe five to seven years ago I first came across that now rather famous video of Barbara Lerner Spectre being interviewed in Sweden on the subject of multiculturalism. Here was an American Jewish woman condescendingly giving advice to a group of Swedes about embracing multiculturalism, and stating unequivocally that “Jews are going to be at the center” of a “huge transformation” that Europe was about to undergo.
Now here we are in the year 2017. Europe is experiencing a swelling migrant invasion–due in no small part to wars in the Middle East and North Africa initiated and promoted by Jews–and traditional European culture is under threat.
As I noted in a post last month, there is something stupendously hypocritical about Jews who preach the gospel of racial tolerance and multiculturalism in America (or in their countries of residence in Europe), while saying nothing about the apartheid policies of Israel. If you want to know how racist and intolerant Israel is, simply ask a Palestinian. Yet not only do Jews by and large support the state of Israel, they have formed lobbying groups to advocate on its behalf–this all while campaigning noisily for open borders in their countries of residence and labeling as “racist” anyone who dares suggest that unlimited immigration might be a bad idea.
Europeans and white Americans are now finding their once “monolithic societies” being ripped apart by unceasing waves of immigrants; they are finding their histories and cultures disparaged, their religious faith demeaned and denigrated, by rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth “anti-fascists” who preach tolerance but who seem willing to commit acts of violence against anyone they disagree with.
The fact that Jews have been behind much of this is something that people increasingly are becoming aware of–and Barbara Lerner Spectre, bless her heart, has probably done more than any single person to wake people up to this fact. So much is this the case that you can now find a number of videos parodying her. Here is one:
Spectre is the founding director of Paideia, also known as the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden. The organization was founded in 2001 with funding by the Swedish government, and today, on its website, touts itself as both “non-denominational” and “dedicated to the revival of Jewish culture in Europe.” According to Wikipedia, Spectre herself was born in Madison, Wisconsin and studied at Columbia University and NYU. In 1967 she and her husband, who is a rabbi, moved to Israel, but in 1999, they immigrated again, to Stockholm, where her husband served as rabbi of the Stockholm Synagogue.
In an article published on a Jewish website in 2014, Spectre is quoted as speaking of an “unholy alliance” between anti-Israel sentiment and anti-Semitic sentiment in the “far left and the far right.” The article, written by Gary Rosenblatt, focuses on the problem of “increased anti-Semitism” and seeks to address the question of whether there is a “future for Jewish life in Europe.”
Rosenblatt offers no analysis of what could be the cause of rising anti-Semitism other than to suggest it was “sparked by the Gaza war” (which at the time the article was published had only been fought just three months previously–that is, of course, assuming Rosenblatt was referring to “Operation Protective Edge”–not really a war so much as a massacre of more than 2,000 people, most of them civilians), but he does include one rather remarkable paragraph–a paragraph which discusses Jewish immigration to Israel (or “making aliyah”) but that also includes a striking admission about Jews in general and their constant promotion of multiculturalism:
Similarly, European Jewish officials cringe when Israeli political leaders, in their quest to promote aliyah, assert that there is no future for European Jewry. Asserting that “the world hates us, Israel is the only safe haven,” could become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Such an attitude is far from helpful to those who would prefer to build a more secure future in their native country, fostering democracy and pluralism, rather than emigrate out of fear of oppression. (Emphasis added.)
So the choice before Jews, it seems, is: stay in their “native countries” where they, or the vast majority of them at any rate, can usually be found working industriously to foster “democracy and pluralism”–or, alternately, they can move to the apartheid state of Israel where they will find “safe haven” from “rising anti-Semitism.” In other words, work to ensure that multiculturalism prevails in the one place, and racism and oppression in the other. The contradiction, of course, is glaring.
But why–why do Jews work so energetically to throw open the borders of America, Sweden, and other countries to foreigners knowing that such massive influxes will be detrimental to these countries (if they can deduce widespread immigration would be bad for Israel, surely they can extrapolate that the same principle applies elsewhere)? The most widely held view is that Jews just naturally feel “safer” in a “pluralistic” society, but the gentleman in the video below posits an alternate theory. i.e. that the motive, at least for some Jews, is revenge for the holocaust.
Whether we can assume Jews are carrying out an ‘ethnic revenge fantasy’ (and it’s entirely possibly some are), a few broad coffee house-style observations and/or generalizations can be put forth. These are not my own original ideas. They are observations that have been made at many times in the past and by a wide variety of people, but they are worth repeating here.
  1. Jews regard themselves as “chosen”;
  2. This view of themselves as chosen is probably given added fuel by the fact that Jews dominate the banking and finance and media and entertainment sectors;
  3. Domination in these two sectors gives them, by way of extension, control over the politicians;
  4. Never before in history has one tiny ethnic group found itself with so much power;
  5. Jews, the ethnic group in question, obsess in a psychologically unhealthy manner over the holocaust;
  6. Obsessing over the holocaust can give rise to other pathologies, including the inability to self reflect and the tendency to see oneself as an “eternal victim”;
  7. Jews in Europe and America have promoted wars to benefit Israel;
  8. The power of the media to “demonize” this or that foreign leader (irregardless of facts) makes it relatively easy for them to get such wars started;
  9. The foreign leaders are generally accused of “killing their own people”;
  10. The wars that then are fought kill in large numbers the very same “people” the Jews initially expressed such concern for;
  11. Jews in Europe and America by and large advocate multiculturalism;
  12. In this they receive a lot of sympathetic support from the media;
  13. The same media portray as “racists” politicians who call for limits on immigration;
  14. By contrast, the media–owned by the same owners who support multiculturalism in the West–also support Israel, a country with elected leaders who are openly racist and whose policies are precisely the opposite of multiculturalism;
  15. Rising anti-Semitism among the public is the inevitable reaction to Jewish power and the hypocrisy and contradictions (and their often destructive results) in Jewish behavior.
It seems that Jews are in favor of “monolithic societies” as long as they are Jewish.
Let me return once more to the article by Rosenblatt. As I mentioned above, it seeks to address the issue of whether there is a “future” for Jews in Europe. On that question the author quotes Spectre as saying, “We have to be careful and strategic,” and then adds:
While Hungary, with its strong supremacist, nationalist government presents a threat, for instance, the German government is aggressive in its efforts to confront the anti-Jewish problem. Just last week the Conference of European Rabbis, meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia, urged governments across the continent to pass laws banning hate speech against Jews, as have France and Germany.
So let’s see…if Rosenblatt is correct, the rabbis are pushing for laws “banning hate speech against Jews” specifically. But what about hate speech against other groups of people? Apparently that’s not on the agenda.
Laws against hate speech, no matter who the speech is directed against, are a bad idea; they are nothing more than thinly disguised attacks upon free speech. I’ll go out on a limb here and venture a guess: the more such laws are promulgated, the greater the likelihood Rosenblatt’s “self-fulfilling prophecy” may come to pass.
Last year I wrote an article discussing attacks on the BDS movement in which I speculated that the motive behind these attacks may not be what it appears to be. Hate speech laws fall very much into the same category as legislative efforts targeting the BDS movement, and in my article I posed the hypothesis that such endeavors may intentionally be designed to increase rather than decrease anti-Semitism. Here in part is what I wrote:
One seemingly preferred method used by Jewish leaders to exert control over other Jews–and certainly one which Gentiles are more familiar with–is the strategy of instilling fear. And the fear button is especially manipulated to inculcate fears of rising anti-Semitism…
The right to call for a boycott is a free speech issue. And those seeking to implement penalties of this sort are in essence waging a war against the First Amendment. If there is any document the American people hold sacred and inviolable, it is the US Constitution (the Bible probably runs a very, very distant second), and if there is one part of the Constitution held as sacrosanct above all others, it is the First Amendment. Any attempt to curtail our free speech rights would be bound to elicit a visceral response from a large number of Americans.
So why would Israel supporters seek to impose such measures? Do they really believe it is going to stop the BDS movement? You could in fact argue, quite plausibly, that it will do just the opposite. Whenever a popular political movement encounters government repression, regardless of the country, the almost invariable result is that more people flock to join it. For government repression tends to legitimize social justice movements.
My guess is that the Jewish leaders pushing these initiatives have no realistic expectations of stopping the BDS movement. But the initiatives conveniently serve another purpose as well: they increase anti-Semitism. Attempts to curtail free speech in America will, as I say, trigger a visceral reaction, and if a particular group of people can be perceived as being behind such efforts, the resultant hostility will be directed at that group.
The article is entitled Synagogues and Prisons. The title is self explanatory. Jewish tribalism has in effect become a matrix in which ordinary, rank and file Jews are imprisoned. And maybe, I suggested, the time has come for a break. The greatest fear of Jewish leaders is the fear of Jews leaving the fold, so to speak–that is to say of shedding the chains of their societal reclusion and joining the rest of humanity.
Maybe, were that to come to pass, we would see far fewer Jews obsessing over the holocaust and campaigning for multiculturalism.

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Syrian War Report – April 25 & 24, 2017: Syrian Army Advancing On Militant Stronghold Of Lataminah


Syrian government forces have regained more areas from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham-led forces in northern Hama. Government troops have captured Massanah, Zawr Mahruqah, and reached Markabah. Clashes were also reported in Buwaida and Zailaqiat. Current developments show that government forces will likely attempt to secure Buwaida and Markabah and then storm Lataminah.
Fresh speculation has been circulating in the media that Russia is preparing to deploy its ground forces to Syria following an expected official request by the Syrian government. The reports refer to some unknown military sources and argue that a plan for the deployment already exists. However, this looks like another attempt to warm things up on the diplomatic front amid the collapse of “opposition” forces in northern Hama.
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have continued their steady advance against ISIS in the northern countryside of Raqqah and inside the town of Tabqah.
The SDF seized the district of Wahhab in southern Tabqa and an industrial facility in the western part of the town, allegedly killing over 10 ISIS terrorists.
While the SDF is successfully advancing inside the town, reports that the US-backed force is in control of over more than half of Tabqah are not confirmed by evidence.
In the northern countryside of the ISIS self-proclaimed capital, SDF fighters achieved full control over a number of recently encircled villages north of Al-Hazimah and Mazraat Tishrin.
On Monday, the US Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control issued sanctions against 271 employees of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center, alleging that the agency is responsible for producing chemical weapons.
“We take Syria’s disregard for innocent human life very seriously, and will relentlessly pursue and shut down the financial networks of all individuals involved with the production of chemical weapons used to commit these atrocities”, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.
There are no doubts that the words “all individuals” don’t include members of al-Qaeda-style “opposition organizations” operating across Syria, specially if these “opposition organizations” fight against the Assad government.
On April 7th, the US launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Ash Sha’irat military airfield operated by the Syrian Air Force following an alleged chemical attack supposedly conducted by the Syrian government in the province of Idlib. This move was described by Washington as a legal way to send a “signal” to the Syrian government.
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Syrian War Report – April 24, 2017: Government Forces Liberate Large Areas In Northern Hama

Last weekend, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) continued loosing ground in the province of Hama. Government forces, led by the Tiger Forces and the 5th Assault Corps, liberated Halfaya, Al-Batish, Tall Batish, Zilaqiat, Al-Tarabiaa and Hisa, and secured the Mahardeh Power Plant. Government forces advanced in the villages of Buwaida, Masasinah where they were engaged in clashes with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS)-led forces.
Pro-militant sources argue that the “opposition” defenses collapsed in northern Hama as a result of a long artillery and air bombing campaign conducted by the Syrian Arab Army and the Russian Aerospace Forces.
The militant-held towns of Lataminah and Morek will likely become the next mid-term targets of the ongoing government offensive in northern Hama.
Latamihan is an important logistical hub of HTS and its allies used to resupply militant units operating in the area. In 2004, the town had population over 16,000 people. According to available information, militant military HQs and operation rooms as well as a high number of weapon depots are located in tunnels under the town.
If the Syrian Arab Army and its allies retake Lataminah, they will be shorten frontline and secure their recent gains in northern Hama. The problem is that Lataminah was a constant target of airstrikes in April and in late March. Thus, a notable part of the infrastructure of the town is already damaged. Its infrastructure will be further damaged if clashes erupt in the area.
In turn, Morek is strategically located along the Hama-Aleppo highway. In 2004, the town had population over 14,000 people.
The advance along this highway will allow government troops to outflank militant forces deployed in Lataminah and Kafrzita. If government forces are able to retake Morek, militants in Lataminah will be in a very complicated situation and will likely withdraw from the town like they already did in Halfaya.
The problem is that this operation will draw more resources than the direct advance on Lataminah. So, it will not be possible if ISIS launches some “unexpected” large-scale advance in the countryside of Palmyra or at the Ithriyah-Aleppo highway. The terrorist group has repeatedly did this de-facto assisting “moderate opposition” forces led by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.
If government forces don’t face an additional military pressure on the other frontlines from some tactical allies of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, they will likely continue to develop the advance in order to secure the whole northern countryside of Hama.
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Hezbollah assassinates notorious Al-Qaeda booby trap chief near Lebanese border

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:45 P.M.) – According to Hezbollah’s media wing, an infamous jihadist commander of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), identified Abu Qassem Al-Talleh, was killed by a roadside bomb planted by the Lebanese paramilitary group outside his base Kharbet Youneen area in Juroud Arsal.
Ironically, Abu Qassem Al-Talleh himself was known to be a mass producer of IED’s (improvised explosive devices) in the mountainous eastern Lebanese border region, frequently targeting government troops and Hezbollah during their patrols.
Although the jihadist car was virtually blown apart, the HTS chief’s assistant Abou Dujanah Al-Lebnani somehow managed to survive the IED attack although he was said to be in critical condition. Both held Lebanese passports but were wanted by the Lebanese government.
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India, Pakistan to Become Full Fledged SCO Members


India, Pakistan to Become Full Fledged SCO Members
PETER KORZUN | 26.04.2017 | WORLD

India, Pakistan to Become Full Fledged SCO Members

The meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states wrapped up in Astana on April 21. The participants confirmed the unanimous decision to grant full-fledged membership to India and Pakistan at the SCO Astana summit on June 8-9, 2017.
The SCO was established in 2001 as a multi-purpose regional organization active in three main fields: economic, military-political and humanitarian. The SCO members now are Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Iran, Mongolia and Belarus are the SCO observer-countries, while Azerbaijan, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Armenia, Cambodia and Nepal are dialogue partners. Although Russia and China are the most important SCO members, the organization operates by consensus.
Since its formation, it annually brings together heads of states to discuss regional security issues and inter-regional cooperation. The SCO is gradually moving to the establishment of an economic integration union, including the creation of a free trade zone, bank and fund for development and strengthening of transport cooperation. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Silk Road Fund and Silk Road Economic Belt projects have been launched to this end. Since its establishment, the SCO has concluded several wide-ranging agreements on security, trade and investment, connectivity, energy, the SCO Bank, culture, etc.
Meanwhile, Iran looks to be the next candidate in line for the full SCO membership. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called for Iran’s speedy accession to the organization. He expressed hope that the upcoming summit would launch the procedure to admit Iran into the organization as a full member. If Iran joins the group, the SCO would control around a fifth of the world’s oil and represent nearly a half of the global population.
With the Iran nuclear deal in place and international sanctions lifted, there is no hurdle on the way to membership. The move would make Iran a partner of Russia and China, the two leading powers in the organization. The move is opposed by Tajikistan. Russia-mediated talks are on the way to remove the reasons for the objections.
Membership of India will add significant heft and muscle to the SCO, particularly in the backdrop of the global economic slowdown. India is the fastest expanding global economy today with an annual GDP growth of 7.5 percent. It represents the third largest economy ($8 trillion dollars) in PPP terms and 7th largest ($2.3 trillion dollars) in nominal dollar terms.

The Pakistani economy is the 24th-largest in the world in terms of purchasing power and the 41st-largest in terms of nominal GDP (World Bank). It is ranked among the emerging and growth-leading economies, and is backed by one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing middle classes.
Granting New Delhi and Islamabad the status of full SCO member states in the near future will make the organization a global (Trans-Asian) political structure. It will boost the group’s potential and provide a fresh impetus to further securing its role on the regional and international arena. The accession will bring together three largest and most powerful Eurasian states and four nuclear powers. With the integration of new members, the group will unite 50 percent of Eurasian territory, 43 percent of the population on the planet and 24 percent of global GDP. Just think about it! The SCO will become a regional organization covering the widest land area with the biggest population in the world.
True, India and Pakistan have a history of conflict and are at loggerheads over security issues. The membership will help build bridges. The territorial disputes and nuclear arms will remain, but the very fact of being united in the same organization pursuing common goals will help them start a dialogue. For instance, all SCO members are interested in addressing the problem of Afghanistan. India and Pakistan can make a big contribution to finding proper solutions.
The fantasy of Indian and Pakistani military participating together in a joint SCO military exercise would become reality and a landmark event. Having joined, both countries will enjoy greater access to resources and energy import projects within the grouping’s framework. They will play their cards strongly with other multilateral donors including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and Asian Development Bank.
The two nations are seeking greater engagement in the Eurasian region. Central Asian countries are rich in hydrocarbons to make them attractive for energy-starved India and Pakistan. Both New Delhi and Islamabad are pushing ahead with infrastructure projects aimed at deepening their connectivity to the region. India is developing the Chabahar port in Iran that would grant it land access to Afghanistan and Eurasia. Islamabad is resting its hopes on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) – a plan to develop Pakistani infrastructure and broaden economic links with the help of China.
The new members’ accession could be a prelude to the formation of large Eurasian partnership. Over the 16 years of its existence, the SCO has become a consolidated, full-fledged, and very influential international association fully independent from the influence of the West, offering an alternative to the outdated vision of a unipolar world dominated by the US.

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Interview: North Korea teaches that ‘a small, blocked country may resist’ US domination

A Brazilian who has recently been in Pyongyang points out that the DPRK poses no threat to the world, only fighting for its sovereignty in the face of the American “urges for domination”
Eduardo Vasco, Pravda.Ru
In recent weeks tensions on the Korean peninsula have reached a frightening level, where analysts and news reports havepredicted nuclear war at any moment.
Meanwhile, after the military parade on April 15, as part of the celebrations for the 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, the founder of the country, North Korea tested new intercontinental missiles, even under threat of a US attack. The test, instead of leading to American intervention, has prompted President Donald Trump to withdraw from his warmonger speech against Pyongyang.
North Koreans, however, remain on the alert in the same way they have been for more than 60 years, since the US has been keeping troops stationed in South Korea and Japan since the end of World War II.
Gabriel Gonçalves Martinez was on April 15 in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), North Korea. He was invited by the North Korean government, representing the Communist Reconstruction Union (URC) and the Center for Juche Idea Studies – Brazil.
What did you think of the commemorations of the 105th anniversary of Kim Il Sung’s birth on April 15?
The celebrations were impressive. On the 15th we had the opportunity to watch the military parade held in Pyongyang. At the time, we were able to see with our own eyes the power of the Korean People’s Army. After the military parade, in the streets it was possible to see the people in a festive mood. In all corners of the city there were cultural and artistic groups performing presentations, young pioneers singing. In short, a situation totally different from what was being presented by the media in the West.
What is the mood between the authorities and the North Korean people in the midst of this renewed escalation of tension with the United States?
The North Koreans harbor no illusions about US imperialism. They know that much of Trump’s aggressive rhetoric is also linked to his attempt to gain some legitimacy among the sectors that really govern the United States, namely the industrial-military complex. Anyway, the official policy of the DPRK is to develop what they call “prosperous socialist power” and the possession of nuclear weapons is not something that is open for negotiation. The possession of nuclear weapons by the DPRK is already a fact, whether or not the United States likes it.
Do North Koreans hate the US and are they really aggressive and dangerous, as the media say?
North Koreans hate American imperialism. They had a traumatizing experience during the 50’s that was the Korean War. They suffered in their own skin the destruction promoted by the United States, so they have every reason in the world to be angry with the United States. Now, this does not mean that this hatred of US imperialism translates into an automatic hatred of the American people. The media in the capitalist countries demonize the DPRK, but it is clear that the country poses no threat to the world. They pose a threat to the imperialists and their longing for domination, for they teach that even a small, blocked country can resist.
From what you saw in the military parade, has the DPRK the ability to face the US should there be a war? It seems that Donald Trump has stepped back and toned down the threats …
Yes, they have full capacity to face the US. The United States needs to take into consideration that the DPRK is not Libya or Iraq. It is a country that has nuclear arsenal and a powerful army. A war with the DPRK would not be so simple.
What is the importance of Kim Il Sung, the 105th anniversary celebration, for North Korean history?
Kim Il Sung was the main figure in the Korean people’s liberation struggle against Japanese imperialism and the main organizer of the communist movement in Korea. As a young man he founded several important communist organizations, such as the Union to Defeat Imperialism, the Communist Youth Union, the Anti-Imperialist Youth Union; In the aftermath of the anti-Japanese war, he founded the Communist Party of North Korea, which later gave rise to the Korean Labor Party. He was also the main founder of the Korean People’s Army, which is the Army of the Labor Party. Kim Il Sung was at the forefront of the socialist construction process in the DPRK until the end of his life in 1994.
To finish. This was not the first time you were in the DPRK. What did you see in your visits to the country? Did you see differences from what is broadcast by the media? Has anything changed since your previous visit?
This was my fourth time in the DPRK.
The first was in 2011 to attend the celebrations of the 99th anniversary of President Kim Il Sung. The reality of the country is totally different from what is shown by the mainstream media. Contrary to what many may think, the DPRK is not a bankrupt country, miserable, about to collapse. Pyongyang, for example, can easily be considered one of the most beautiful cities in Asia, full of parks, museums, monuments, etc. Since when I first visited the country, one can see in Pyongyang a rapid economic development. In recent years the government is inaugurating various infrastructure works, new buildings with popular housing, avenues. Recently Mirae Avenue was built, which is a street with huge buildings, where the apartments are dedicated to the scientists who made outstanding contributions to the socialist construction process in Korea. In this residential avenue you can find several restaurants, shops, popular markets, cinema, bars, etc. A few days ago Ryomyong Avenue opened, also with gigantic buildings and modern apartments. Also on Ryomyong Avenue you can find all the infrastructure we see on Mirae Avenue, with the difference that this new avenue is even more modern. In Pyongyang, in all corners of the city, it is possible to see new works being built, buildings being renovated. This demonstrates a certain economic development.


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