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Tidbits and notes posted on FB and Twitter. Part 248

Note: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. I pay attention to researched documentaries and serious links I receive. The page of backlog opinions and events is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains a month-old events that are worth refreshing your memory

Sept. 17, 1964: Japan opens the first commercial monorail, connecting Tokyo with Haneda Airport and launching the modern era of monorails as transit.

Monorails can go where elevated rail cannot: Their lighter cars and superstructure mean a much smaller footprint in tightly packed city centers. System costs vary widely (from $27 million per kilometer in India to more than $73 million per kilometer in Dubai), but prices are often lower than subways or elevated light rail.

The stodgy monorail is suddenly the belle of the ball for cash-strapped cities like São Paulo, Brazil, and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.

The colonial powers have the habit of setting up all kinds of Red Lines when it suit them to other militarily “weaker nations”. Red Lines are Not meant to be applicable to the colonial powers, ever. They do sometimes sign on treaties but refrain to ratify them, like the International penal court, or being prosecuted by other nations.

Chemical weapons were first used by the colonial powers starting in WWI by Germany. The USA used chemical weapons extensively on Korea and China in the 50’s, then Orange defoliating gases in Viet Nam… They supplied Saddam Hussein with chemical weapons and were heavily used during Iran/Iraq war that lasted 8 years .

I am confused. First question: Were chemical weapons been used in Al Ghouta? Yes or No? I was not in the battle field, and neither were you. How do you interpret whatever you got in information and what are your rationals for lack of facts?

I am confused. Second question: If chemical weapons were used, why when the battle of Al Ghouta was over and all Islamic factions relocated by buses to Edlib and Jarablos without mentioning or suffering from chemical consequences?

I am confused. Third question: The colonial powers repeatedly disseminated the plausibility of usage of chemical weapons in Al Ghouta before the re-conquest started. The battle finished and no news of usage of chemical weapons were announced until the last couple of days when the war was over.

I am confused. Fourth question: We all felt that the colonial powers expected the Islamic factions to use the chemical weapons they were supplied with against either the Syrian army or the civilians inside Al Ghouta to provide excuses for the powers to intervene. Nothing happened. Had the colonial power failed to coordinate their strikes before the battle and now, as they are ready, they need to vent their frustrations from the failed 2013 threat?

I am confused. Fifth question: Why the White Helmets working with Islamic factions and trained to fabricate videos persist on taking video of children, and only children? If chemical weapons were used, the most probable injured parties should be the fighters huddled inside their tunnels in order to vent them out.

Why No videos of these supposedly gassed terrorists  were not taken for the common people to watch? Actually, many of these video were taken in Afghanistan and displayed as happening in Syria.

I am confused. Sixth question: Why USA and France persist on attacking and striking the Syrian people under any excuse? Is it because their plans failed and they need some kind of revenge? And this latest determination to strike, is it a tactics to let the unconvinced people believe that chemical weapons were indeed used?

Plants were first genetically modified (OGM) in 1975. The researchers confirmed that their impact on the environment is None of their concerns. Now every living creatures is impacted and suffering.

Lebanon PM, Sa3d Hariri said that the projects submitted to “Paris 4” conference were discussed with all the political parties and that dozen of meeting with the World Bank and IMF were convened to fine tune the feasibility of the projects and number of work-hours (150 million, which were translated into 90,000 new jobs opening every year for the coming 10 years). 

And that the difference in opinion with the political parties relate to which districts should have priorities. 

Question #1: Why this lack of transparency toward the Lebanese community? Why they were Not shared with us? Question #2: were these projects shared with the civil organizations?

Ya 3ammi, shou mna3mel ma3 Sa3d? Kouloulo la Sa3d enno western colonial powers 7alabo al namleh ba3d 300 sanat min este3maar al shou3oub, wa ba3do bi koul: Lah, lah, bi 7ebbo al Loubnaniyyeen wa baddon salamat wa amen Loubnan

Tidbits and notes posted on FB and Twitter. Part 208

Note: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. I pa attention to researched documentaries and serious links I receive. The page is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains a month-old events that are worth refreshing your memory

It is the best timing for the UN to rescind veto powers of the five super-States:  the veto rights are becoming total liabilities to the super-States and to the confidence of the world community in the legitimacy of the UN working to the greater benefit of all mankind.  The UN will find a listening ear to abolishing veto rights.

To understand what a personal coach does is to understand what they don’t do

In general, life coaches differ from therapists in 3 key ways:

  1. There is no professional boundary between coach and client. Unlike therapists—who usually decline to disclose much about their personal lives to their clients—most coaches go for a relatable, empathetic, informal approach. Some also use sharing about their lives and struggles online as a marketing tool. Your vibe, they say, attracts your tribe.
  2. They are future and goal-oriented. A life coach session generally doesn’t involve digging deep into your past to revisit childhood trauma. Instead, it’s more forward-looking: What can you do today, this week, this month to change your life for the better?
  3. Serious mental health issues—such as depression, anxiety, trauma, self harm, or addiction—are (in theory) not for life coaches to deal with. Professional standards dictate that coaches should refer out when these arise. But is there anyone checking they do that? Definitely not.

Brain select the most probable of your emotions in a context of your personal experiences of “What is this most likely in my past experience?

Emotions are not built into your brain at birth, like in a hard-wired circuit. They are just built as you live along.

Predictions are primal and the basis of every experience that you have. They are the basis of every action that you take. 

In fact, predictions are what allow you to understand the words. Using past experience, your brain predicts and constructs your experience of the world, and always within current context. 

French Macron to Erdogan: Cease fire this month include Afrin. Let’s see how Erdogan give him a shit

Tomas Isidore Sankara (1949-87) led a coup d’etat in Haute Volta (Burkina Faso) in 1983. He was Captain paratrooper and remained captain-President while other “leader sergeants” in Africa promoted themselves to generals and emperors. Sankara predicted that he will be assassinated at the same age as The Che.

And the media and talking heads are  still debating whether Bashar Assad had won or Not.

Bashar has no real power after he let loose the regular Syrian army in 2012 to start recovering lost grounds.

Bashar is now a Symbol of the resilience and determination to the Syrian people to regain all its lands, including the Golan Heights and rebuild a Non-sectarian political establishment.

Cease fire from 9 to 2 pm in Al Ghouta. If Al Nusra and Jaish al Shaam are Not satisfied, then fire 24/24

Ziyarat moujaamaleh mostafidat la Samir. wa ba3daha, ba7. Mar7alet intikhabaat la moujaamalet “kiwa” fiha t2amen nouwaab Sunnat la khat Saudi Kingdom/USA. Samir moush addat: Sutherfield bi raadeeh bi hal mar7alet

Al Tayyar ma3 Hezbollah wa al Moustakbal bil intikhabaat: Ta2meen block “veto power” for moderation, pour le “juste milieu”.

Khalina na3mel al mou3amalaat 7assab al oussoul: khaleh waa7ad mouhem bta3rfo yet tossel feek.

3 mousalsalaat “3arsh al Ilah” 3ala al Jadeed jayyed. wa title kawi

Tidbits and notes posted on FB and Twitter. Part 207

Note: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. I pa attention to researched documentaries and serious links I receive. The page is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains a month-old events that are worth refreshing your memory

US Saterfield is staying in Lebanon until he forms the Parliament lists of candidates composed of pro Saudi Kingdom, Israel and Evangelical Zionists. He will shuffle as urgency requires. About time to tell him that he over-extended his stay and he is no longer welcomed in Lebanon

You are the responsible one: Not because you’re culpable for your emotions, but because the actions and the experiences that you make today become your brain’s predictions for tomorrow. Sometimes we are responsible for something Not because we’re to blame but because we’re the only ones who can change it.

UN cease fire in Al Ghouta to be applied after Al Nusra vacate the locality 

Advantages of Canada teams in Winter Olympic: Canada companies designed the skying paths (pists) and tested its skying equipment on these paths. Third before USA in the ranking. Norway is first by a wide margin, followed by Germany.

UK economic growth in steady downhill path and unemployment in steady rise. And Theresa May doesn’t see the need for a second referendum after the myths cleared.

Life coaches have forged a new profession, borrowing from cognitive behavioral therapy, neuro-linguistic programming, Eastern spirituality, and just plain old trusting your gut. As this amorphous, lucrative, and in-demand industry has grown, so too has its reputation as the Wild West of personal development. Many people regard life coaching as a joke at best and a Ponzi scheme at worst.

US and the European governments acted and faked to look surprised at the “Arabs” uprising in 2011 and claimed that failing to react appropriately and quickly was due for their plan to work

Captive Lebanese soldiers with Da3esh died everyday. Everyday, they were fooled that they will be slaughtered, shown the knives, blind-folded, made them walk as ducks out of the cave and making them listen to recording of slaughtered victims

Now going to blame the mother for the slaughter of her son soldier with Da3esh, because she admitted publicly that he fought in Nahr Bared?

Ya 3ammeh, wayno Michel Sama7a? hal ghorfto mouri7a metel amir al Keptagone? Ma ba2a 7adan 3am yenta3 ma3o jarayed wa mostanadaat. Leish Souriya al Assad kararet tzi7o min al shashaat?

3odna wal 3awd aswa2: “3oulama2” mazhab yatazaaharoun da3man wa eftikharan bi Al Nusra fi Al Ghouta

Da3man la Suterfield, Saudi Kingdom toursel safeer “fawk al 3aadat” ila Lobnan: Kingdom kha2ifat min e7raaz Hezballah 5 nouwaab sunnat min darbihat


Famed War Reporter Robert Fisk Reaches Syrian ‘Chemical Attack’ Site, Concludes “They Were Not Gassed”

Fisk is the first Western journalist to reach and report from the site of the alleged chemical weapons attack widely blamed on Assad’s forces.

Robert Fisk’s bombshell first-hand account for the UK Independent runs contrary to nearly every claim circulating in major international press concerning what happened just over week ago on April 7th in an embattled suburb outside Damascus:

Not only has the veteran British journalist found no evidence of a mass chemical attack, but he’s encountered multiple local eyewitnesses who experienced the chaos of that night, but who say the gas attack never happened.

Fisk is the first Western journalist to reach and report from the site of the alleged chemical weapons attack widely blamed on Assad’s forces.

Writing from Douma in eastern Ghouta, Fisk has interviewed a Syrian doctor who works at the hospital shown in one of the well-known videos which purports to depict victims of a chemical attack.

The Independent: "Middle East Correspondent Robert Fisk in one of the miles of tunnels hacked beneath Douma by prisoners of Syrian rebels." (source: Yara Ismail via the Independent)

The Independent: “Middle East Correspondent Robert Fisk in one of the miles of tunnels hacked beneath Douma by prisoners of Syrian rebels.” (Many of the survivors said they were kidnapped 4 years ago) (source: Yara Ismail via the Independent)

The report, published late in the day Monday, is causing a stir among mainstream journalists whominutes after the Saudi-sponsored jihadist group Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) accused the Syrian Army of gassing civiliansbegan uncritically promoting the “Assad gassed his own people” narrative as an already cemented and “proven” fact based on the mere word a notoriously brutal armed group who itself has admitted to using chemical weapons on the Syrian battlefield in prior years.

Also notable is that no journalist or international observer was anywhere near Douma when the purported chemical attack took place.

Controversy ensued immediately after Fisk’s report, especially as he is among the most recognizable names in the past four decades of Middle East war reporting, having twice won the British Press Awards’ Journalist of the Year prize and as seven-time winner of the British Press Awards’ Foreign Correspondent of the Year (the NY Times has referred to him as “probably the most famous foreign correspondent in Britain” while The Guardian has called him “one of the most famous journalists in the world”).

An Arabic speaker, Fisk became famous for being among the few reporters in history to conduct face-to-face interviews with Osama bin Laden, which he did on three occasions between 1993 and 1997.

Fisk says he was able to walk around and investigate newly liberated Douma without Syrian government or Russian minders (in part this is likely because he has reported from inside Syria going back decades, in war-torn 1982 Hama, for example), and he begins his account as follows:

This is the story of a town called Douma, a ravaged, stinking place of smashed apartment blocks–and of an underground clinic whose images of suffering allowed three of the Western world’s most powerful nations to bomb Syria last week.

There’s even a friendly doctor in a green coat who, when I track him down in the very same clinic, cheerfully tells me that the “gas” videotape which horrified the world– despite all the doubters–is perfectly genuine.

War stories, however, have a habit of growing darker. For the same 58-year old senior Syrian doctor then adds something profoundly uncomfortable: the patients were overcome Not by gas but by oxygen starvation in the rubbish-filled tunnels and basements in which they lived, on a night of wind and heavy shelling that stirred up a dust storm.

Fisk goes on to identify the doctor by name – Dr. Assim Rahaibani – which is notable given the fact that all early reporting from Douma typically relied on “unnamed doctors” and anonymous opposition sources for early claims of a chlorine gas attack (lately morphed into an unverified “mixed” chlorine-and-sarin attack).

The doctor’s testimony is consistent with that of the well-known Syrian opposition group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), which initially reported based on its own pro-rebel sourcing that heavy government bombardment of Douma city resulted in the collapse of homes and underground shelters, causing civilians in hiding to suffocate.

According to SOHR, which has long been a key go-to source for mainstream media over the course of the war, “70 of them [women and children] have suffered suffocation as a result of the demolition of home basements over them due to the heavy and intense shelling.”

Though outlets from The Guardian to The Washington Post to The New York Times have quoted SOHR on a near daily basis throughout the past six years of war, the anti-Assad opposition outlet’s reporting of mass asphyxiation due to collapse of shelters has been notably absent from the same publications.

Watch | Robert Fisk: There was no chlorine attack in Douma

Fisk details the Syrian doctor’s testimony, who is adamant in his emphasis that civilians were suffocating en masse, and were not gassed:

It was a short walk to Dr Rahaibani. From the door of his subterranean clinic–“Point 200”, it is called, in the weird geology of this partly-underground city–is a corridor leading downhill where he showed me his lowly hospital and the few beds where a small girl was crying as nurses treated a cut above her eye.

“I was with my family in the basement of my home three hundred metres from here on the night but all the doctors know what happened.

There was a lot of shelling [by government forces] and aircraft were always over Douma at night–but on this night, there was wind and huge dust clouds began to come into the basements and cellars where people lived. People began to arrive here suffering from hypoxia, oxygen loss.

Then someone at the door, a “White Helmet”, shouted “Gas!”, and a panic began. People started throwing water over each other. Yes, the video was filmed here, it is genuine, but what you see are people suffering from hypoxia–not gas poisoning.”

In addition to interviewing a doctor while standing in the very hospital featured in White Helmets footage of the events, Fisk cites the testimonies of multiple locals in the following:

Before we go any further, readers should be aware that this is not the only story in Douma. There are the many people I talked to amid the ruins of the town who said they had “never believed in” gas stories–which were usually put about, they claimed, by the armed Islamist groups.

These particular jihadis survived under a blizzard of shellfire by living in other’s people’s homes and in vast, wide tunnels with underground roads carved through the living rock by prisoners with pick-axes on three levels beneath the town. I walked through three of them yesterday, vast corridors of living rock which still contained Russian–yes, Russian–rockets and burned-out cars.

And further fascinating is that the veteran British war correspondent comes upon local Douma residents who have so long been trapped in an isolated ‘fog of war’ battlefield environment, that they are not even aware of the international importance that the town has played in the US coalition decision to bomb Syria:

So the story of Douma is thus not just a story of gas–or no gas, as the case may be. It’s about thousands of people who did not opt for evacuation from Douma on buses that left last week, alongside the gunmen with whom they had to live like troglodytes for months in order to survive.

I walked across this town quite freely yesterday without soldier, policeman or minder to haunt my footsteps, just two Syrian friends, a camera and a notebook.

I sometimes had to clamber across 20-foot-high ramparts, up and down almost sheer walls of earth. Happy to see foreigners among them, happier still that the siege is finally over, they are mostly smiling; those whose faces you can see, of course, because a surprising number of Douma’s women wear full-length black hijab.

Oddly, after chatting to more than 20 people, I couldn’t find one who showed the slightest interest in Douma’s role in bringing about the Western air attacks.Two actually told me they didn’t know about the connection.

But it was a strange world I walked into. Two men, Hussam and Nazir Abu Aishe, said they were unaware how many people had been killed in Douma, although the latter admitted he had a cousin “executed by Jaish el-Islam [the Army of Islam] for allegedly being “close to the regime”. They shrugged when I asked about the 43 people said to have died in the infamous Douma attack.

Concerning the White Helmetswho have played a dubious role throughout the war while presenting themselves as “impartial” and “neutral” rescue workers and film-makers, though known to operate exclusively in al-Qaeda and other jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, Fisk reports the following:

The White Helmets–the medical first responders already legendary in the West but with some interesting corners to their own story–played a familiar role during the battles. They are partly funded by the [British] Foreign Office and most of the local offices were staffed by Douma men.

I found their wrecked offices not far from Dr Rahaibani’s clinic. A gas mask had been left outside a food container with one eye-piece pierced and a pile of dirty military camouflage uniforms lay inside one room. Planted, I asked myself? I doubt it. The place was heaped with capsules, broken medical equipment and files, bedding and mattresses.

Of course we must hear their side of the story, but it will not happen here: a woman told us that every member of the White Helmets in Douma abandoned their main headquarters and chose to take the government-organised and Russian-protected buses to the rebel province of Idlib with the armed groups when the final truce was agreed.

And Fisk further narrates the strangeness of some of the reporting now happening far outside of Douma which flatly contradicts the testimonies of civilians still inside Douma that he encounters:

How could it be that Douma refugees who had reached camps in Turkey were already describing a gas attack which no-one in Douma today seemed to recall?

It did occur to me, once I was walking for more than a mile through these wretched prisoner-groined tunnels, that the citizens of Douma lived so isolated from each other for so long that “news” in our sense of the word simply had no meaning to them.

Syria doesn’t cut it as Jeffersonian democracy–as I cynically like to tell my Arab colleagues–and it is indeed a ruthless dictatorship, but that couldn’t cow these people, happy to see foreigners among them, from reacting with a few words of truth. So what were they telling me?

They talked about the Islamists under whom they had lived. They talked about how the armed groups had stolen civilian homes to avoid the Syrian government and Russian bombing. The Jaish el-Islam had burned their offices before they left, but the massive buildings inside the security zones they created had almost all been sandwiched to the ground by air strikes.

A Syrian colonel I came across behind one of these buildings asked if I wanted to see how deep the tunnels were. I stopped after well over a mile when he cryptically observed that “this tunnel might reach as far as Britain”. Ah yes, Ms May, I remembered, whose air strikes had been so intimately connected to this place of tunnels and dust. And gas?

For a prime example of what Fisk references as refugees in Turkey “already describing a gas attack which no-one in Douma seemed to recall…” CNN aired a segment from one such refugee camp which is absolutely bizarre and stunning in its claims.

During the segment which aired “hours after” the US-led airstrikes on Damascus, CNN’s Arwa Damon began sniffing a 7-year-old Syrian girl’s backpack while concluding, “I mean there’s definitely something that stings…” – with the implication that empirical proof had been found of government chemical weapons use against the little girl and her family.

And in the full segment, Damon attempts to subtly introduce the idea of a nerve agent used against the family (though initial claims were widely reported to be chlorine) by awkwardly including the account of the girl’s escape from Douma: “She could barely breathe… she felt as if her entire nerves basically released.”

Though it’s unclear what the strange phrasing of “her entire nerves basically released” actually means, CNN’s Arwa Damon is ultimately claiming to be able to safely and comfortably handle and sniff a backpack which contains residual sarin and chlorine agents, while simultaneously presenting the backpack as “proof” of a chemical attack which happened a week prior (to say nothing the clearly unscientific and bogus nature all of the above).

Notably, in addition to Fisk’s bombshell report filed from ground zero of the claimed chemical attack in Douma, cable network One America News has also issued a report from on the ground in the newly liberated town, finding “no evidence” – in its words – that a chemical attack took place there.

Robert Fisk’s report for The Independent and the One America News segment constitute the first major international media reports from the location of the alleged chemical attack. But it will be interesting to see the extent to which international chemical and weapons experts either validate or refute their conclusions once the site is inspected.

Meanwhile, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) team arrived in Damascus on Saturday, April 14th – after the US-led overnight strikes which primarily hit government buildings in the capital.

Top Photo | Robert Fisk in one of the miles of tunnels hacked beneath Douma by prisoners of Syrian rebels.” (Photo: Yara Ismail/Independent)

No trace of chemical weapons at alleged attack site in Douma – Russian military

The Russian military has found no trace of chemical weapons use after searching parts of Syria’s Douma allegedly targeted by an “attack.”
Photos of victims posted by the White Helmets are fake, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.
(White Helmets are trained to fabricate fake videos. They only show children, but never Islamic factions fighters as injured or attacked by anything)

Experts in radiological, chemical and biological warfare, as well as medics, on Monday inspected the parts of the Eastern Ghouta city of Douma, where an alleged chemical attack supposedly took place on Saturday, the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria said in a statement.

The specialists “found no traces of the use of chemical agents” after searching the sites, the statement said. The center’s medical specialists also visited a local hospital but found no patients that showed signs of chemical weapons poisoning.

“All these facts show… that no chemical weapons were used in the town of Douma, as it was claimed by the White Helmets,” the statement said, referring to the controversial “civil defense” group that was among the first to report about the alleged attack.

“All the accusations brought by the White Helmets, as well as their photos… allegedly showing the victims of the chemical attack, are nothing more than a yet another piece of fake news and an attempt to disrupt the ceasefire, the Reconciliation Center said.

On Saturday, some rebel-linked groups, including the White Helmets, accused the Syrian government of carrying out a chemical attack that, allegedly, affected dozens of civilians in the Eastern Ghouta town of Douma.

The reports have already provoked a wave of outrage in the West, as the US and the EU rushed to put the blame for the incident on Damascus and Moscow. US President Donald Trump hastily denounced the perceived attack as a “mindless” atrocity and a “humanitarian disaster for no reason whatsoever,” warning of a “big price” to be paid.

Syria and Russia have dismissed the accusations and called the reports fake news, aimed at helping the extremists and at justifying potential strikes against Syrian forces.

In the very early hours of Monday, Israeli fighter jets targeted Syria’s T-4 airbase in Homs province, violating Lebanon air space in and out, (at the instigation of Trump) the Russian Defense Ministry said. Israel has not commented on the strike.

Earlier, a number of Israeli officials had called on the US to strike Syria as a response to the reported chemical attack. (Israel is wary to carring out other attacks on Syria)

Trump has promised to decide on potential actions against Syria within 24-48 hours, adding that nothing is “off the table”  (and followed with another tweet backtracking. Germany and Italy will Not participate in that attack. Macron of France is toning down his threats)

Earlier, US Defense Secretary James Mattis said that the US did not rule out a potential military action against Damascus. But he cannot predict the reactions of Putin for any further escalation.

The White Helmets (trained to fabricate videos) claim to be volunteer first-responders saving Syrians caught up in the fighting. They gained traction in the western media and rose to prominence during the Battle of Aleppo in 2016, while working exclusively in the militant-controlled areas of the city and becoming one of the most widely used sources of information and visual materials in the West. (Paid by the colonial powers that want to dismember Syria)

The people on the ground in Aleppo, however, told RT’s Murad Gazdiev that the White Helmets were working closely with the militants and saving only “their own.”

Local witnesses also accused the “activists” of looting the humanitarian aid that was coming into the city and of forcing the locals to read fake anti-government statements on camera, in return for food.

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UN Sources Say Syrian Rebels — Not Assad — Used Sarin Gas

A member of the United Nations commission of inquiry announced on a Swiss-Italian television show that they believe the Syrian rebels have used chemical weapons on Assad’s troops.

his article is from the archive of our partner . It was published in 2013.

A member of the United Nations commission of inquiry announced on a Swiss-Italian television show that they believe the Syrian rebels have used chemical weapons on Assad’s troops.

“Our investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions, but not yet incontrovertible proof, of the use of sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated,” said Carla Del Ponte, a member of the commission. “This was used on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities.”

(And yet,  Carla Del Ponte priority is to focus on the Syrian regime as culprit for crimes against humanity)

Well, this complicates matters. It was just ten days ago that the United States shook its fist and officially declared that chemical weapons were being used by the Assad regime against its own people.

This indicated that the Syrian government had crossed the “red line” that Obama determined last year and opened the possibility of greater U.S. involvement.

But if it was the other way around? — The good guys (supported by western colonial powers, mnarchic wahhabi Saudi Kingdom, Turkey…) sprayed sarin gas on the bad guys (the Syrian people)?

That makes assisting the rebels a much more complicated transaction. Chemical weapons are horrible, no doubt about that. And sarin gas is absolutely off limits, according to the Geneva Protocol, and with three reported uses in Syria, it’s not like it was an accident. Also, chemical weapons are horrible.

Before anybody does anything, the U.N. commission’s claims need to be verified. There’s been nothing but misinformation spewing out of Syria, as the conflict turned to an all out civil war, and it’s not unimaginable that the Assad regime has been able to spin some information to their advantage.

Plus how in the world would the rebels even get sarin gas?

It doesn’t grow on trees, and though the government does have a bunch on hand, they’ve been guarding it heavily.

That said, it’s not like it’s the Syrian state news agency that’s making the sarin claim. It’s the United Nations — or at least their sources. They seem like honest, human rights-loving world citizens, right?

While it’ll take a little more sleuthing before we can positively confirm who’s using what weapons, one thing is for sure: Things have gone from bad to worse to really bad in Syria these past few months.

And now that Israel’s started shelling the country, it’ll probably keep getting worse before it gets better.

Note: The same accusations are levied on the Syrian regime concerning the supposedly chemical weapons used in Al Ghouta. The USA and France want to attack Syria before the UN chemical organization finishes its investigation on the ground

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They are the same terrorist factions in Al Ghouta (East of Damascus) who committed the worst of atrocities

Al Nusra, Jond al Shaam, Al Zanki… funded by Saudi Kingdom, Qatar and Turkey, in money and weapons from the colonial powers.

Those pictures are Not fabricated by the White Helmet or taken from scenes of carnage in Yemen

They fried and ate the new born babies.

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عشاق سوريا‎ added 2 new photos — with Thaier Fanoos.

كي لا ننسى وخصوصا اصحاب المشاعر الرقيقة على قتلى الغوطة
في مثل هذا اليوم ( من العام ٢٠١٣م) قامت عدة كتائب إرهابية متشددة، تابعة لجبهة النصرة والجيش الحر، الذييروج له إعلام (مركز توثيق عدد خروقات الهدنة) على أنه معارضة معتدلة، بحملة تطهير مذهبي قذرة، على قرى ريف اللاذقية الشمالي، ﺍﻧﻄﻠﻘﺖ ﻣﻦ جبلي ﺍﻷﻛﺮﺍﺩ وﺍﻟﺘﺮﻛﻤﺎﻥ (العلويين سابقاً) على الحدود ﺍﻟﺴﻮﺭﻳﺔ ﺍﻟﺘﺮﻛﻴﺔ.
إجتاحت ﺍﻟﻜﺘﺎﺋﺐ ﺍﻟﻤﻬﺎﺟﻤﺔ القرى العلوية، واﻧﺘﺸﺮ الآلاف ﻣﻦ ﺍلثوار السلميين وطلبة الحرية ﺩاخلها، ﻭﺃﻗﺪﻣﻮﺍ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺫﺑﺢ ﺍﻟﻤﺪﻧﻴﻴﻦ رجالاً ﻭﻧﺴﺎﺀً ﻭﺃﻃﻔﺎﻝ ومسنين، ﻭﺧﻄﻒ العشرات منهم.
ولقد ﺃﻛﺪ الشيخ (ﻣﻮﻓﻖ ﻏﺰﺍﻝ) أن أسراً بأكملها أبيدت في هذه المجازر وﺃﻥ ﺍﻟﻤﺠﺰﺭﺓ التي وقعت في قرية (برمسة) لم ينجُ ﻣﻨﻬﺎ ﺳﻮﻯ ﺷﺨﺺ واحد فقط، وﺃﻥ ﻗﺮﻯ (ﺑﺎﺭﻭﺩﺓ ﻭﺧﺮﺍﺑﺔ) ﺃﺑﻴﺪ ﺳﻜﺎﻧﻬﺎ ﺑﺎﻟﻜﺎﻣﻞ ﺫﺑﺤﺎً، كما إجتاحوا قرى (مزرعة التخريبة، وبيت الشكوحي، وأوبين، وأبي مكة، ومزرعة القليعة، والبلاطة، وخربة باز، والحنبوشية، وأنباته) وتحدث عن الشهيد ﺍﻟﺸﻴﺦ (ﺑﺪﺭ الدين ﻏﺰﺍﻝ) الذي قاموا بإعدامه أيضاً.
وأضاف الشيخ (موفق غزال) أن قرية بلوطة كان نصيببها الأكبر، فقد إشتشهد 79 من أبنائها وخطف ثلاثون ومثل (المقاتلون المعتدلون) بجثامين الشهداء، وبقر (الثوار السلميين) بطن إحدى النساء الحوامل وإنتزع جنينها وتم قليه بالزيت.

ﻭلقد قدر ﻋﺪﺩ ﺍﻟﺸﻬﺪﺍﺀ ﻓﻲ تلك ﺍﻟﻘﺮﻯ بـ 400 ﺷﻬﻴﺪا ﻭ أكثر من136 ﻣﺨﻄﻮفا (تم تحرير عددٍ منهم فيما بعد) وﻋﺪﺩ من المفقودين.
ومع ذلك لم تحظ تلك المجازر المروعة بأي إهتمام إعلامي رسمي في ذلك الوقت، كمالعديد من المجازر التي إرتكبتها عصابات (يغوث ويعوق ونسر) بحق المدنيين العزل، من عدرا العمالية إلى معان والطليسية ومكسر الحصان وإشتيرق فالمبعوجة وكان آخرها الزارة، فمازال إعلام الممانعة في مركز (حميميم) يحيي ويستذكر مجازر الأتراك بحق الأخوة الأرمن ومجازر العدو الصهيوني بحق الفلسطينيين، ويتكتم عن مجازر الإرهابيين و(بيئتهم الحاضنة) بحق السوريين، بحجة الحفاظ على الفسيفساء النادرة واللحمة الوطنية ورقعة الشطرنج.

وقد كانت وسائل الإعلام آنذاك منشغلة بالحديث عن تخريج دفعة أطفال جديدة من حفظة القرآن الكريم من إحدى المدارس الشرعية في محافظة درعا، وبعض طقوس تعميد أحفاد (سكد) في ماء المصالحة الوطنية المقدس الذي أعاد عددا منهم إلى حضن الوطن بعد أن خرجوا من مؤخرته بحجة أن أيديهم طاهرة ولم تتلطخ بالدماء.

ومن إحدى خفايا تلك المجازر أيضا والتي تجسد لنا من جديد أبو سفيان ولحيته الصفراء،وهند والوحشي، هو ماتحدث عنه في ذلك الوقت الدكتور والباحث يحيى أبو زكريا، فقد أجرى اتصالاً هاتفياً بينه وبين أحد زملائه الصحفيين الذين ينقلون أحداث العمليات العسكرية للجيش والقوات المسلحة في ريف اللاذقية الشمالي، حيث أن الصحفي المذكور دخل برفقة الجيش العربي السوري إلى إحدى القرى هناك بعد تطهيرها، فوجد جثماناً لشهيد (طفل علوي) مقّطع الأوصال، و بجانبه جثة إرهابي (عربي) صومالي كان قد قتل برصاص جيشنا الباسل, وعند التدقيق بجثمان الطفل تبين أن الإرهابي الصومالي كان يأكل منه قبل موته…!

لم يرد أي خبر عن هذا الطفل الشهيد،ولم يذكره إعلامنا الوطني المقاوم لأنه لا يحمل إسم (محمد الدرة أو حمزة الخطيب أو ساري سعود أو سارية حسون أو إيلان) ولم يسمع به أحد، ولم يُعرف مصير أبويه.

ولكن ماهو مؤكد أنه طار بناشريه ملكاً إلى وطنه،هناك في عليين عند الآلهة والثمانية المقربين.
ﻭﺃﻣﺎ باقي ﺷﻬﺪﺍﺅﻧﺎ في الجيش والقوات المسلحة والمدنيين الذﻳﻦ ﺃﻧﺤﻞ ﺍﻟﺼﻴﺎﻡ ﺃﺟﺴﺎﺩﻫﻢ ﺍﻟﺸﺮﻳﻔﺔ، ﻭﻋﺘﻘﻮﺍ ﺫﻭﺍﺗﻬﻢ ﻓﻲ ﺩﻥ ﺍﻟﺤﺐ، ﺇﻟﻰ ﺃﻥ ﻻﺡ ﺑﺎﺭﻗﻬﻢ ﻣﻦ ﺃﻛﻨﺎﻑ ﻛﻮﻓﺎﻥِ، ﻓﻮﻗﻔﻮﺍ ﺑﻬﺒﻮﺩ، ﻭﺷﺎﻫﺪﻭﺍ ﺍﻟﺤﻖ ﺍﻟﻤﻌﺒﻮﺩ، ﻓﻠﻬﻢ ﺍﻟﺮﺣﻤﺔ والخلود ﻭﻟﻜﻢ حُسن مآب.




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