Sunday, August 05, 2012


 From Pepe Escobar, we learn:

(4 August 2012 -

1. Assad's opponents in Syria, the Free Syrian Army, are fighters from Iraq, Kuwait, Algeria, Tunisia, Pakistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Chechnya, France and Britain.

('UK jihadists' operating in Syria)...

The Free Syrian Army commanders are not Syrians, but Iraqi Sunnis.

2. Many of the anti-Assad forces proclaim their allegiance to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb...

"They paraded their al-Qaeda flag..."

3. Assad's opponents kidnap, rape and slaughter pro-Assad regime civilians.

"They go after Christians with a vengeance." [1]

4. The Iraqi Sunnis are also killing Shi'ites in Iraq.

There has been a wave of anti-Shi'ite bombings in Iraq, with over 100 people dead.

These bombing have been claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq, al-Qaeda’s local franchise.

5. The anti-Assad Syrian rebels cannot win against the Syria military - "not even with the Saudis and Qataris showering them with loads of cash and weapons."

The "rebels" do not control any territory.

6. As the Sunni versus Shia war spreads, "a tsunami of weapons will keep inundating Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and of course Turkey, boosting assorted guerrilla outfits, Kurdish included..."

Turkish troops kill 115 Kurdish rebels as offensive blocks escape ...

7. Controlling the Sunnis are the USA, NATO, Israel and the Saudis.

8. Israel sees Iran-Syria-Hezbollah as an "axis of evil".

9. Russian President Vladimir Putin supports Assad.

Putin does not want the CIA's jihadis to destabilise Russia, which has a sizeable Moslem population.

"Last week, Thierry Meyssan wrote on Voltaire that Prince Bandar was killed along with his assistance Mishaal Al-Qarni in a bomb blast on July 26.

"The same day, Prince Bandar appeared with Prince Khalid bin Sultan at a function.

"He was also present at the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques' reception for princes in Jeddah."

Thierry Meyssan and Prince Bandar bin Sultan


Anonymous said...

A. Peasant said...

The author of the piece claiming bandar was seen same day gives no evidence. Also, he Parrots a wide array of neocon talking points.

Anonymous said...

Hey Aang,

I read your Thierry Meyssan and Bandar bin Sultan link and have to say I didn't much care for it. It wanted us to know that everything that's happening in Syria is their own fault, all in perfect alignment with the standard media line I see in the media nightly.

Further, its assertions that Bandar was sighted after Meyssan declared him dead were just that - assertions. If Bandar had been at such public events wouldn't there have been a photo, or article, or something? If there had been they'd have linked to it as a lay-down misere argument winner, but nope, not a sausage.

Frankly, what with it being possessed of such a pong of propaganda that I'm inclined to give even more credence to Meyssan. Or is that just me? I'd be curious to see what the other punters think.

Anonymous said...

hey aang, off topic: another suspicious shooting, where the cops and media are reporting a lone gunman, yet witnesses saying otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Iran's Fars news agency reported with reference to information sources that Russian, Chinese, Syrian and Iranian troops in the nearest time to participate in large-scale military exercises on the territory of Syria. The information these exercises will be the largest in the Middle East. Participate in them about 90 000 troops, 400 aircraft and thousands of tanks. The report says that Egypt allowed passage through the Suez Canal for 12 ships Military and naval forces of China, which swim in Syria for two weeks. Russian nuclear submarines and warships and Iranian boats also come also about 2 weeks.

Anonymous said...

Taking Up the Rebel Cause: Woman Trades Toronto Apartment for Battle Zone

"Dressed in full green camouflage, machine-gun ammunition slung around her neck, Thwaiba Kanafani stands amid dozens of gun-toting men in northern Syria, all members of the Free Syrian Army.."

Canada is a member of 'Friends of Syria' and it was a Canadian who commanded NATO operations against Libya - Lt.Gen Charles Bouchard.

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