domingo, 27 de octubre de 2013


Absent greater transparency, Americans should assume the worst

In 1968 Director of Central Intelligence Richard Helms wrote urgently to Attorney General Ramsey Clark and President Lyndon B. Johnson that some highly enriched uranium fueling Israel’s Dimona nuclear reactor was stolen from America. LBJ reportedly uttered, “Don’t tell anyone else, even [Secretary of State] Dean Rusk and [Defense Secretary] Robert McNamara.”

The FBI immediately launched a deep investigation into the inexplicably heavy losses at the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation NUMEC in Pennsylvania and the highly suspicious activities and Israeli connections of the Americans running it.

The CIA was tasked to find out what was going on in Israel, and compiled thousands of documents about the incident. (PDF) Although CIA officials in a position to know unofficially went on record claiming a diversion had occurred, for decades the CIA has thwarted declassification and release of the LBJ memos.

On October 18, 2013 the only appeals panel with the power to overrule the CIA—the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel ISCAP—sent notification that Americans are not yet ready to know the contents of the memos (ISCAP decision PDF). This denial of public release of decades-old secrets concerning U.S.-Israel relations is far from unique.

Although the Obama administration promised unprecedented transparency, it has emasculated the public’s ability to give informed consent on a wide range of key foreign policy issues. A review of ten particularly toxic U.S. secrets about Israel suggests stakeholders should start assuming the worst but most logical explanation.

In 2006 former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld famously told reporters at an Iraq war briefing “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know.

But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.” Bush administration secrecy and Rumsfeld’s pithy quotes failed to quell gradual public awareness that the ill-fated invasion was launched on purposely fabricated pretexts.

And yet the Iraq debacle could have been avoided if Americans had been better informed over time how government truly functions through greater access to the fourth category left unmentioned by Rumsfeld: “unknown knowns.”

“Unknown knowns” are the paradigm-shifting bits of information known only by a select few in government but kept from their fellow American citizens because they would reveal indefensible, secret policies and institution-level corruption that favor a special interest.

By locking “unknown knowns” under heavy guard in document archives, covering them in secrecy classification stamps and making an example out of whistleblowers who release them without authorization, busy bureaucratswith the highest security clearances maintain a vast and growing trove of “unknown knowns.”

Historians and watchdog organizations are continually thwarted in their mandate to contextualize and educate the public about relevant past events that could deeply inform the governed—and ultimately improve governance.

Senator Carl Schurz said, “My country right or wrong, if right, to be kept right, and if wrong, to be set right.” “Unknown knowns” obliterate the public’s ability to execute the latter two-thirds of that sage advice.

Even the passage of time does not guarantee “unknown knowns” ever become “known knowns.” Under current government records preservation guidelines—particularly for information that researchers are not actively seeking to declassify—some “unknown knowns” quietly become “unknown unknowns” as they decay, arephysically destroyed, erased or “lost.”

Many knowledgeable former officials take their secrets to the grave. As a product of the ill-gotten power and influence of the Israel lobby, the pile of ”unknown knowns” about U.S.-Israel policy is particularly large. Curious Americans who rightfully question official narratives about the U.S.-Israel “special relationship” have often requested ”unknown knowns” under the Freedom of Information Act.

Former government insiders who know firsthand aboutexplosive secrets often seek their public release to alert others using the Mandatory Declassification Review, even requesting documents by name, subject, location, author and date.

After such “unknown knowns” (like the LBJ memos) are unsuccessfully sought for decades by multiple researchers, well-warranted suspicions arise about the reasons behind the impermeable government wall of refusal. The following ten US-Israel policy “unknown knowns” suggest the Israel lobby’s ongoing corrupt power is the only possible explanation for why they are still secret.

1. Henry Morgenthau Jr’s Israel policy

Henry Morgenthau Jr’s Israel policy is the stuff of legend in accou

nts about the birth of Israel. Some researchers claim that FDR’s former Treasury Secretary was present at the original 1945 meeting of American Zionists with Jewish Agency executive director David Ben-Gurion to set up the massive Haganah smuggling network to steal, illegally buy and smuggle surplus WWII arms from the U.S. to Jewish fighters in Palestine. (report PDF)

This was the first major broadly organized Israel lobby challenge to U.S. sovereignty. It successfully overrode American policy enshrined in neutrality and arms export laws. Others claim Morgenthau was also instrumental in the illicit financing Israel’s clandestine nuclear weapons program in direct opposition topolicy set by American presidents.

The FBI’s dusty 10,000 page file on Morgenthau, numbered 105-HQ-188123 (the 105 code signifies “foreign counterintelligence”) including intercepts to Morgenthau from Israel, could finally clear up many of these allegations, especially when compared to current research.

Although the FBI—after a process that began in 2010—in September 2013 claims it has fully declassified the Morgenthau file, censors have blanked out nearly every page with a paint-roller of black ink (sample PDF). How do high officials with strong ties to Israel and its lobby who are politically appointed to the U.S. Treasury Department flout U.S. laws with their own foreign-coordinated foreign policy movements?

The FBI and Justice Department do not believe Americans are quite yet ready to know.

2. Eisenhower and the Lavon Affair.

In 1954, the Israeli government launched its “Operation Susannah” false flag terrorist attack on U.S. facilities in Egypt. Israel’s operatives were quickly arrested when bombs exploded prematurely. The operation’s utter failure resulted in a political crisis known as the Lavon Affair.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, periodically swarmed by American Zionist Council lobbyists urging him to send money and arms to Israel, must have learned some very hard lessons about U.S.-Israel relations from the incident.

Yet the Eisenhower presidential archive—which is not subject to FOIA—has never released anything revelatory about the administration’s reaction to the attempted false flag attack. A narrow request for such files yielded only a single non-specific declassified opinion that the commander-in-chief believed the Israelis were “fanatics.” (National Security Council PDF)

Yet the false flag operation’s objective, attacking to keep U.S. troops stationed in the Suez Canal Zone to respond to “Egyptian militants,” seemed entirely rational to Israel, and possibly to some of its U.S. supporters who struggled for years afterwards to minimize the importance of the affair.

Today Eisenhower library archivists claim that huge quantities of Eisenhower’s papers are still “unprocessed,” but may hold some private reflections or lessons learned.

3. Israeli theft of nuclear material from NUMEC.

In 2013, the CIA continues to resist release of thousands of files about the NUMEC diversion by referring to CIA Deputy Director for Operations John H. Stein’s secret decision in 1979 (2013 FOIA denial PDF).

Stein claimed that release of even a few of CIA’s closely-held files—especially if they were compared with Science Advisor of the Interior Commission Henry Meyer’s blunt allegations (PDF) to Congressman Morris Udall in 1979 that NUMEC was an Israeli smuggling front—was impossible “because of the need to have a coordinated Executive Branch position and our desire to protect a sensitive and valuable liaison equity.”

In plain English, that appears to mean Americans still cannot have official CIA confirmation of the uranium theft because the U.S. president would have to drop the ongoing nonsense of “strategic ambiguity” and forego intelligence Israel is funneling to America.

4. FBI files of Israeli (but not Russian) spies

Russia’s dashing red-headed spy, Anna Chapman, was arrested in 2010 and sent packing back Russia. Any interested American can now watch Chapman’s moves in surveillance videos and read the FBI counterintelligence files.

Not so with most of Israel’s top spies who targeted American economic, nuclear and national defense infrastructure. America is still crawling with Israeli spies (our “constant companion” according to intelligence expert Jeff Stein).

The 2010 revelations of nuclear equipment smuggling from Telogy (prohibited export smuggling PDF) in California and Stewart Nozette’s 1998-2008 Israel Aerospace Industries-funded penetrations of classified U.S. information storehouses around Washington reveal that while Israeli spying has never stopped, secret prosecution strategies now emphasize quietly rolling up Israeli operations via industry regulators, fines and penalties or isolating and entrapping American spies on lesser charges but steering around their Israeli handlers.

Unlike its treatment of information requests about Russian spies, the FBI and Justice Department have denied every individual FOIA request for the files of major Israeli spies. Access to Rafael Eitan’s many harmful exploits against U.S. targets are banned from release unless Eitan personally waives his privacy rights (FOIA denial).

The FBI claimed it can no longer find files about deceased nuclear espionage mastermind Avraham Hermoni, even though his name appears across many previously released NUMEC files (FOIA denial PDF). Flooding from Hurricane Sandy is the excuse the FBI gives for not being able to find files on spy-for-Israel Ben Ami-Kadish (Flood FOIA denial PDF).

One might argue it is merely a series of unfortunate events that keeps Israeli spy files out of public hands, except that the Justice Department has now issued a blanket ban on declassifying any files about the FBI’s decades-long counterintelligence tango with Israel’s Mossad. (Justice Department blanket denial PDF).

The results of the Justice Department’s kid-glove approach to Israel propagates into mandatory counterintelligence reports to Congress. Although Israel unambiguously ranked as a top economic and national defense intelligence threat in past assessments of agencies like the Office of National Counterintelligence Executive, because criminal prosecution strategies toward Israel (through not Iran, Russia or China) have been undermined from within, Israel has disappeared from the most current reports.

5. Jonathan J. Pollard’s most heinous crime

Israel’s only American spy ever to do serious time in jail—despite the best efforts of his many American and Israeli supporters to spring him—once confidently claimed before he was convictedthat “…it was the established policy of the Department of Justice not to prosecute U.S. citizens for espionage activities on behalf of Israel.”

Many believe it was only Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger’s classified briefing to sentencing Judge Aubry Robinson that made Pollard the near sole exception to that curious rule.

Some Pentagon insiders and national security reporters believe Pollard’s sentence was so harsh because Israel used stolen U.S. intelligence as “trade goods” with the Soviet Union to increase Russian émigrés to Israel.

As Pollard’s sentence draws to a close, few know exactly what Weinberger told Robinson that caused him to deliver a life sentence. The recent partial releases of a CIA damage assessment and a DIA video about Pollard shed little light.

In 2010, the Department of Defense disclaimed all ownership of the still-classified “Weinberger declaration” passing the FOIA ball to the Justice Department’s Criminal Division (FOIA transfer PDF).

In a novel approach, the Executive Office of US Attorneys now claims that it cannot find its own copy but that FOIA does not require EOUSA FOIA officers to travel two blocks to the DC District Court to retrieve a sealed copy of the memorandum for review (FOIA denial PDF) or even ask DOD for acopy.

The National Archives and Records Administration Office of Government Information Services OGIS agrees that there is no “duty for agencies to retrieve records that are not physically present in their own files.”

Although the 2008 case of Ben-Ami Kadish proves the Pollard espionage ring was much larger than was publicly disclosed in the late 1980s, the FBI has also not allowed release of its Jonathan Pollard investigation files (FOIA denial PDF) for overdue public review of how the investigation might have—like many others—been short-circuited by the Department of Justice because it involved Israel.

6. Wiretap of AIPAC pushing for a US war on Iran

When AIPAC executives Keith Weissman and Steven J. Rosen dialed up Washington Post reporter Glenn Kessler in 2004, they were determined to leverage purloined classified U.S. national defense information into a story that Iran was engaged in “total war” against the US in Iraq.

FBI special agents played audio intercepts of their pitch to AIPAC’s legal counsel and AIPAC promptly fired the pair to distance itself from activities it had long supported. Rosen and Weisman were later indicted under the Espionage Act, although the case was later quashed under an intense Israel lobby pressure campaign shortly afterPresident Obama entered office.

What exactly did AIPAC’s two officials tell the Washington Post in its unrelenting drive to gin up a U.S. war with Iran?

A decade later, the U.S. Department of Justice doesn’t believe the American public is entitled to hear a tape long ago played to AIPAC’s lawyer Nathan Lewin, even as AIPAC continues to agitate for more wars. (MDR denial PDF)

7. Niger uranium forgery underwriters

Although Ike may or may not have worried much about the implications of Operation Susannah, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee certainly did. A secret memo touched off years of Senate and Justice Department investigations into Israel lobbying over fears that American operatives might engage in other overseas clandestine provocations aimed at duping the U.S. into ill-advised conflicts that would benefit Israel (the short memo references the Lavon affair twice). The Iraq war proves those fears were well-founded.

Many have long suspected that the Niger uranium forgeries, fake documents the Bush administration trumpeted to falsely accuse Iraq of buying uranium from Africa for nuclear weapons, were chartered by American neoconservatives in order to provide a pretext theydesperately needed for war.

Perhaps the FBI’s investigation into the matter definitively proves it. However, despite years of requests for the 1,000 pages of that investigation, the FBI after initially duly proceeding with a FOIA, has now suddenly clammed up. (Niger uranium denial PDF)

8. Israel lobbyists embedded in the Treasury and Justice Departments

Israel lobbying organizations have been very effective at embedding their operatives in key positions across the Federal government, such as Stuart Levey in the Treasury Department’s economic warfare unit, or former AIPAC director Tom Dine as a contractor at the floundering US government-funded Arabic-language broadcaster Alhurra. It used to be possible to get a phone directory or conduct a comprehensive audit of which key political appointees (and the people they brought in) were running critical divisions of federal agencies by obtaining detailed Office of Personnel Management and other public records. Not anymore. (FOIA response PDF)

Leveraging heightened post-911 sensitivities, the US Treasury Department now claims the same protections against disclosure formerly enjoyed only by intelligence agency employees.

Since the 1940s, the U.S. Department of Justice has earned a reputation as a place where Israel lobby criminal investigations go to die. Justice is also where an AIPAC official like Neil Sher can while away a few years on pet projects at taxpayer expense before moving on to more lucrative outside work.

DOJ also routinely denies files about its past official decisions not to pursue criminal cases on the basis that doing so could jeopardize privacy, ongoing investigations, or factors underlying its coveted “prosecutorial discretion” (e.g. charging the disenfranchised but not powerful insiders for wrongdoing).

Like Treasury, it is now almost impossible to survey and produce an organization chart of the Israel lobby’s political appointees embedded at high and mid-level Justice Department posts or the biographies of the staff and contractors they bring in with them.

9. Unclassified IDA report about US charities funding the Israeli nuclear weapons program

Sensitive reports need not be classified for the government to hang on to them indefinitely. In 1987 the Institute for Defense Analyses delivered an unclassified report to the Department of Defense titled “Critical Technology Issues in Israel.”

The study implicates the Israeli Weizmann Institute for Science and Technology in nuclear weapons research, raising deep questions about the group’s U.S. tax-exempt charitable fundraising and U.S. commitment to enforce the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

The Department of Defense withheld the IDA report from release on the basis of FOIA exemptions covering trade secrets and “intra-agency communications protected by the deliberative process privilege,” among others. (FOIA denial PDF)

10. Justification for NSA funneling raw intelligence on Americans to Israel

If former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has taught Americans anything, it is that”unknown knowns” are usually even worse than many might have first imagined. Some careful observers knew about massive NSA surveillance, while others alertedthe public about the danger of ”backdoor” U.S. intelligence flows to Israel.

But who ever suspected the NSA was shipping wholesale raw intercepts gathered on Americans to Israel under a secret deal struck in 2009? No government that wholly denies such relevant information can claim legitimacy via consent of the governed. There can be little doubt why these ten files are kept closed: it serves the Israel lobby.

The means by which this closure is sustained is also no secret. The millions of dollars that line politician’s pockets, promote media pundits and quietly spirit political appointees into key gatekeeper positions maintain closed files and prevent informed public debate.

Because of this, Americans should proceed assuming the worst conceivable, most logical explanation for any given U.S.-Israel “unknown known” is correct—until proven otherwise. Under this guideline, it is prudent to believe that LBJ—properly warned by his intelligence services and advisors that Israel was stealing the most precious military material on earth from America—was simply too marinated in Israel lobby campaign cash to faithfully uphold his oath of office.

It is similarly reasonable to believe the Justice Department and FBI won’t release Israeli spy files because Americans would finally understand that, despite massive ongoing harm to America, political appointees in the Justice Department thwart warranted prosecutions.

DOJ finds it much easier to stay “on message” through along line of lobby-approved but mostly bogus ”Islamic terrorism cases” (many made via sketchy undercover informants goading members of targeted minority communities into “terror” plots).

According to its own records, every time it tried to uphold the law in the 1940s the DOJ suddenly found itself internally and externally swarmed by Israel lobbyists with inexhaustible financial war chests and legal experts working to quash warranted prosecutions in secret coordination with Israel. The DOJ now likely believes it can never win against Israel lobby generated media and political agitation when it moves to prosecute, and has now simply given up.

It is logical to assume that Israel was found selling out America to the Soviets in Pollard’s case, since little else explains the unusually harsh impact of Weinberger’s secret memo.

It is similarly likely that the FBI’s AIPAC wiretaps would, if released today, accurately reveal Rosen and Weissman to be what they actually were—unregistered foreign agents operating on behalf of and in ongoing contact with the Israeli government rather than legitimate domestic lobbyists.

It is similarly more productive to assume that at least one neoconservative operative with strong ties to the involved entities in Italy—such as Michael Ledeen—served as barker to the Italian sideshow that disseminated forged documents.

According to documents released by Edward Snowden, the transfer of raw NSA intercepts on American citizens to Israel was authorized under a secret doctrine that “the survival of the state of Israel is a paramount goal of US Middle East policy.”

This ”prime directive” was probably a secret because it is a blank check obligating American blood and treasure to a cause American citizens never approved via advise and consent.

But why did the Obama administration—even as it dismissed espionage charges against AIPAC staff in 2009—so deeply betray American privacy?

Under “unknown known” doctrine, most would assume that like LBJ before him,Obama sold out America because his Israel lobby handlers secretly demanded and paid for it on behalf of a foreign country. What other goodies Obama doled out to Israel in exchange for help gaining the highest office remain to emerge.

The official process for obtaining official public disclosure of ”uknown knowns”—the Freedom of Information Act—does not function when the stakes in disclosure are high and Israeli interests are involved.

Agencies (and ISCAP) correctly perceive government credibility is at stake when there is real openness, and that bona fide transparency would positively impact how government behaves.

Visibly corrupt federal government officials and institutions are counting on continued secrecy to accumulate illegitimate power by undermining public accountability.

By Grant F. Smith, IRmap

Tags: Israel NSA nuclear US

martes, 22 de octubre de 2013

Exclusive: “Al-Nusra” threatens “ISIL”, Raqqa is our “Islamic Emirate”

Exclusive to Arabi Press - Translated

An anti-government local source told Arabi Press website that leaders of “al-Nusra Front” in Raqqa accused members of the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL) of abducting and killing a number of its commanders. Also, al-Nusra put the blame for the deteriorated security status in Raqqa on the “ISIL”. Al-Nusra blamed “ISIL” for the security chaos that is affecting the city which “ISIL” has declared as an “Islamic Emirate” of its own.

“There is no justification for the abductions that were carried out in the city”, the source added.

The source said that “ISIL” must be held accountable for all of these operations describing them as “heinous”. Many of “al-Nusra” commanders were kidnapped by “ISIL” and killed in a later time. One of these operations was kidnapping ‘Abu Saad al-Hadrami’, the Emir of “al-Nusra” along with a number of his fighter; other abductions included Omana al-Raqqa brigade’s leader, the leader of Battalion 313, the head of the Local Council, Abdullah Khalil. Also, “ISIL” killed Abu Hamzeh, the commander of the Special Missions Battalion and Abu al-Zein, the leader of Ahfad al-Rasoul Brigade.

According to the statement, “al-Nusra” has warned “ISIL” against attacking its leaders, stressing that it will not stand idle towards any act of such kind.

Raqqa has witnessed several clashes between “ISIL” and battalions of “al-Nusra and Free Army” after disputes over influence and control.


مصدر معارض لعربي برس: "النصرة" تتوعد بتصفية "داعش" شرق سوريا.. الرقة "إمارتنا الإسلامية"

 قال مصدر محلي معارض لموقع عربي برس أن قيادات من "جبهة النصرة" في الرقة وجهت اتهامات لعناصر تنظيم "الدولة الإسلامية في الشام والعراق" باختطاف وتصفية عدد من قادتها واستياء الوضع الأمني في المحافظة، محملة إياها مسؤولية الفوضى الأمنية الحاصلة في المدينة التي أعلنتها "داعش" إمارة إسلامية
وأضاف المصدر "بأنه ليس هناك أي مبرر شرعي لعمليات الخطف والمدينة التي تمت بالمدينة".
وحمَّل المصدر "دولة الإسلام في العراق والشام مسؤولية كل هذه العمليات" واصفاً إياها بـ "الشنيعة". وكان عدة قادة من "النصرة" قد تم اختطافهم من قبل عناصر "داعش" وتم تصفيتهم، ومن العمليات التي تم تنفيذها اختطاف "أبو سعد الحضرمي" وهو أمير "النصرة" ومرافقيه، واختطاف قائد لواء أمناء الرقة، وقائد الكتيبة 313، ورئيس المجلس المحلي عبدالله الخليل، وتصفية أبو حمزة قائد كتيبة المهام الخاصة، وأبو الزين قائد لواء أحفاد الرسولهذا وحذرت "النصرة" وفق البيان "داعش" من مغبة التعرض لقياداتها، مؤكدة أنها لن تقف مكتوفة الأيدي تجاه أي تصرف من هذا القبيلوكانت الرقة قد شهدت اشتباكات عديدة بين " داعش" وكتائب من "النصرة والحر" إثر خلافات على النفوذ والسيطرة .

martes, 15 de octubre de 2013

Russia Responds To Obama Terror Nuke With ABM Missile Killer

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

A chilling Ministry of Defense (MoD) report circulating in the Kremlin today confirms that the Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) sudden, unannounced and successful firing of a Topol ballistic missile into the Sary-Shagan testing ground in Kazakhstan last Thursday (10 October) was in “direct response” to President Barack Obama’s attempt to destroy Charleston, South Carolina in what military intelligence analysts state was an attempted “ false flag attack.”

As we had previously reported, the SMF notified both President Putin and the General Staff this past Tuesday (8 October) that at 01:58:11 GMT/UTC an atomic device was exploded in the seabed off the US Atlantic Ocean, barely 1,000 km (620 miles) from Charleston, causing a 4.5 magnitude earthquake measurement that SMF experts equate to being a 1-kiloton yield, which is equal to the power of 1,000 tons of TNT.

Previous warnings about Obama’s planned false flag attack on Charleston had been leaked to numerous global organizations including, France’s highly respected, and caused US Senator Lindsey Graham to cryptically tell his fellow South Carolinians that they were under the threat of a “terrorist nuclear attack.”

Obama’s response to his militaries failure to carry out this false flag attack, the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) reported, was his immediate dismissal of Americans top two military nuclear commanders, US Navy Vice Admiral Tim Giardina and US Air Force Major General Michael Carey, and two of the US Marines top officers, Major General Charles M. Gurganus and Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant.

The US military in kind, this new MoD report says, responded to Obama’s attack against their officers by rapidly returning to America over 500 troops belonging to their elite Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SP-MAGTF) that had been stationed in Libya, Italy, Spain and Africa.

The American military does, indeed, now fear Obama, this report continues, as he has become the first President in US history to fire 9 of his most senior officers who refuse to go along with his “master plan” for radically changing his country into a socialist dictatorship.

Even worse, and as we had previously reported on in our reports Pentagon Warns To Expect “Radical” Change In US Government Soon and Obama Retreats To Secret Bunker As “Big Event” Draws Near, the plan Obama envisioned to the American people on 2 July 2008 when as a Presidential candidate he called for the creation and establishment of a “Civilian National Security Force” he promised would be “just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded as the US Military” has now been achieved, this MoD report says.

To how well equipped Obama’s new National Security Force is we can read as reported by Forbes magazine in their article titled 1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo For Homeland Security? It's Time For A National Conversation, and which, in part, says:

“The Denver Post, on February 15th, ran an Associated Press article entitled Homeland Security aims to buy 1.6b rounds of ammo, so far to little notice. It confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security has issued an open purchase order for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition.

As reported elsewhere, some of this purchase order is for hollow-point rounds, forbidden by international law for use in war, along with a frightening amount specialized for snipers. Also reported elsewhere, at the height of the Iraq War the Army was expending less than 6 million rounds a month. Therefore 1.6 billion rounds would be enough to sustain a hot war for 20+ years. In America.

Add to this perplexing outré purchase of ammo, DHS now is showing off its acquisition of heavily armored personnel carriers, repatriated from the Iraqi and Afghani theaters of operation. As observed by “paramilblogger” Ken Jorgustin last September:

“The Department of Homeland Security is apparently taking delivery (apparently through the Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico VA, via the manufacturer – Navistar Defense LLC) of an undetermined number of the recently retrofitted 2,717 ‘Mine Resistant Protected’ MaxxPro MRAP vehicles for service on the streets of the United States.”

Regardless of the exact number of MRAP’s being delivered to DHS (and evidently some to POLICE via DHS, as has been observed), why would they need such over-the-top vehicles on U.S. streets to withstand IEDs, mine blasts, and 50 caliber hits to bullet-proof glass? In a war zone… yes, definitely. Let’s protect our men and women. On the streets of America… ?”

To vast majority of the American people themselves not knowing of Obama’s “master plan” to destroy their country, this report says, has been fully explained in the grim report issued last week by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) that concluded that far from fulfilling his campaign promise to improve transparency, the President has instead presided over an unprecedented campaign to contain leaks and to control media coverage of government operations.

Even the popular American science fiction writer Orson Scott Card has now begun openly warning against Obama by stating: “Obama is, by character and preference, a dictator. He hates the very idea of compromise; he demonizes his critics and despises even his own toadies in the liberal press. He circumvented Congress as soon as he got into office by appointing "czars" who didn't need Senate approval. His own party hasn't passed a budget ever in the Senate.

In other words, Obama already acts as if the Constitution were just for show. Like Augustus, he pretends to govern within its framework, but in fact he treats it with contempt.”

And, surprisingly, one of America’s top radio broadcasters, Michael Savage, has now joined the global call for the Obama regime to account for the other missing nuclear weapons planned to be used in the upcoming false flag event meant to throw the United States into civil war.

As to Russia’s response to this growing American crisis, this MoD report concludes, last weeks SMF firing of the Topol ICBM that can pierce any anti-ballistic missile (ABM) system, combined with the nuclear submarines now patrolling the Southern Seas for the first time since the Soviet era, have now given the Obama regime a “stark warning” that should their civil war begin to impact the Motherland, a “strong and immediate” response should very well be expected.

October 14, 2013 © EU and US all rights reserved. Permission to use this report in its entirety is granted under the condition it is linked back to its original source at WhatDoesItMean.Com. Freebase content licensed under CC-BY and GFDL.

[Ed. Note: Western governments and their intelligence services actively campaign against the information found in these reports so as not to alarm their citizens about the many catastrophic Earth changes and events to come, a stance that the Sisters of Sorcha Faal strongly disagrees with in believing that it is every human beings right to know the truth. Due to our missions conflicts with that of those governments, the responses of their ‘agents’ against us has been a longstanding misinformation/misdirection campaign designed to discredit and which is addressed in the report “Who Is Sorcha Faal?”.]

sábado, 12 de octubre de 2013

TRANSCRIPT: Speech of HSM Leader, Shaykh Mukhtar Abu Zubayr, regarding the #Westgate Operation

Below is the official English translation of the Somali language statement from Al-Shabab:

All praise is due to Almighty Allah, the Lord of the worlds, and victory is for the Muttaqeen (the pious believers) and there is no animosity except against the oppressors, and may peace and blessings be upon the noblest of Prophets and Messengers. As for what follows:

Allah, the Exalted, said:

“And when they advanced to meet Jalut (Goliath) and his forces, they invoked: “Our Lord! Pour forth on us patience, and make our feet firm and make us victorious over the disbelieving people.

So they routed them by Allah’s Leave and Dawud (David) killed Jalut (Goliath), and Allah gave him [Dawud (David)] the kingdom and Al-Hikmah (Prophethood), and taught him of that which He willed. And if Allah did not check one set of people by means of another, the earth would indeed be full of mischief. But Allah is full of bounty to the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists)

And the Messenger of Allah, may peace and blessing be upon him, said:

“I have been sent ahead of the Hour with the sword so that Allaah will be worshipped alone without partners, and my provision has been placed under the shade of my spear, and humiliation has been decreed for those who go against my command”

On Saturday 21 September 2013, and which was just 10 days after the anniversary date of the blessed 911 operations, a battle which is among the epic battles in the history of Islam began in Nairobi, and in which some of the Mujahideen Martyrom Seekers have written with their blood. Allah has honoured the Mujahideen fighters to write this epic battle – the Badar of Nairobi – with their blood and to change the course of history and avenge the deaths of the weak, oppressed Muslims.

The Mujahideen fighters refused to accept the invasion of their Muslim lands and the massacre of innocent Muslims and live with such humiliation. They could not accept the persistent theft of their land’s resources which the Kenyan leaders and Western companies have conspired to plunder.

The Mujahideen fought against the oppression of their brothers in prisons of the Crusaders and their apostate allies, delivering a message that said: “as long as our brothers are being oppressed in prisons, peace will never come to the oppressors who are holding them.”

So, we say to them, congratulations and we give them glad tiding of the prophet’s words, may peace and blessings be upon him, when he was asked:

“Which of the martyrs is best? He said: “Those who, when they take up their position in the ranks for battle, do not turn their faces away until they are killed. They will be in the highest dwellings in Paradise, and their Lord smiles upon them, and when your Lord smiles upon a slave in this world, he will not be brought to account.”

In another narration, when the Prophet, peace be upon him, was asked:

“What type of jihad is best? He said: “The one whose horse is killed and whose blood is shed.”

So congratulations! You have renewed the fact that the Mujahideen’s objective of Jihad is deposing the apostate tyrants, supporting the weak and standing in the face of oppression. You have manifestly proven how valuable the blood of the Muslim is and how the Mujahideen take great measures to safeguard the inviolable blood of the Muslims.

Many lessons can be derived from this epic battle ‘Badar of Nairobi’. The battle is a testament to the power of Eeman [faith] and clearly illustrates that nothing can stand against it.

Allah, the Exalted, says:

“You killed them not, but Allah killed them. And you (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) threw not when you did throw, but Allah threw, that He might test the believers by a fair trial from Him. Verily, Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.

This (is the fact) and surely, Allah weakens the deceitful plots of the disbelievers.”
[Anfal, 17-18]

The attack at Westgate Mall was to torment the Kenyan leaders who’ve impulsively invaded the Islamic Wilaayat. It was also a retribution against the Western states that supported the Kenyan invasion and are spilling the blood of innocent Muslims in order to pave the way for their mineral companies. It also acts as a clear testament to the historical blunder that the Kenyan government made when it decided to invade the Islamic Wilaayaat.

The attack has also glaringly illuminated the sheer vulnerability of the different sections of the Kenyan forces, be they police, intelligence or the military, and this was demonstrated by the utter failure that their forces came against when they tried to storm the building that was occupied by the Mujahideen.

Allah, the Exalted, says:

“The likeness of those who take (false deities as) Auliya’ (protectors, helpers) other than Allah is the likeness of a spider who builds (for itself) a house; but verily, the frailest (weakest) of houses is the spider’s house – if they but knew.” [Ankaboot, 41]

The attack is also a slap in the face of on the dwindling economy of the Kenyan government and has also successfully foiled the clandestine schemes of the Zionist Jews in Kenya. It’s a disaster for the Western politicians and their intelligence apparatuse who have miserably failed to save their own citizens.

We tell the Kenyan public: You have entered into a war that is not yours and is serving against your national interests. You have voluntarily given up on your security and economy and lost many of your sons. You are taking an active part in the massacres that are being perpetrated by your military in Kismayo and the neighboring regions. That is so because it’s you who have chosen your politicians, the taxes that you pay are being used to arm Uhuru Kenyatta’s army that is actively killing Muslims and it’s you who have supported your government’s decision to go to war.

Allah, the Exalted, says:

“And those who disbelieve say: “We believe not in this Qur’an nor in that which was before it.” But if you could see when the Thalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers) will be made to stand before their Lord, how they will cast the (blaming) word one to another! Those who were deemed weak will say to those who were arrogant: “Had it not been for you, we should certainly have been believers!
And those who were arrogant will say to those who were deemed weak: “Did we keep you back from guidance after it had come to you? Nay, but you were Mujrimin (polytheists, sinners, disbelievers, criminals)

Those who were deemed weak will say to those who were arrogant: “Nay, but it was your plotting by night and day: when you ordered us to disbelieve in Allah and set up rivals to Him!” And each of them (parties) will conceal their own regrets (for disobeying Allah during this worldly life), when they behold the torment. And We shall put iron collars round the necks of those who disbelieved. Are they requited aught except what they used to do?” [Saba, 31-34]

Now, you still have an opportunity to reflect and reach a conclusive decision and hold your politicians to account. Do not wait for Uhuru kenyatta to bring about a solution to your problems as he has no further objectives beyond that presidential seat. It was he who spilt the blood of thousands of ordinary Kenyans during the previous elections and is today prepared for thousands more of your sons to die inside their country as well as abroad in order for him to prolong his stay in power, please his Western masters and accomplish their objectives. Do not be misled by the International Criminal Court as it’s simply a facade to create further publicity for Uhuru.

There is no way that you, the Kenyan public, could possibly endure a prolonged war in Somalia and you cannot also withstand a war of attrition inside your own country. So make your choice today and withdraw all your forces from the Islamic Wilaayaat, otherwise be prepared for an abundance of blood that will be spilt in your country, economic downfall and displacement.

Allah, the Exalted, says:

“Fight against them so that Allah will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people

And remove the anger of their (believers’) hearts. Allah accepts the repentance of whom He wills. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.” [At-Tawbah, 14-15]

And the last of our call is that all praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.

viernes, 11 de octubre de 2013

Washington trató de robarse 1 500 millones de dólares para pagar a sus asalariados del CNT

El lunes 15 de agosto de 2011, Estados Unidos trató de apoderarse de 1 500 millones de dólares pertenecientes a la Yamahiria libia, robo que Sudáfrica logró impedir en el último momento. Los documentos presentados en aquel entonces, y revelados de inmediato por laRed Voltaire, 

demuestran que los miembros del CNT y sus funcionarios recibían salarios pagados directamente por un órgano estadounidense. Hoy les ofrecemos el artículo de Thierry Meyssan, publicado desde Trípoli el 16 de agosto de 2011, o sea al día siguiente de aquel intento de robo.

La entonces representante permanente de Estados Unidos en la ONU, Susan E. Rice.© UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

El martes 9 de agosto de 2011, Sana Khan, secretario del Comité de Sanciones creado por la resolución 1970 del Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU, hizo llegar a los miembros del Comité un aviso emitido por la embajadora Susan Rice, representante permanente de Estados Unidos en la ONU.

En esa misiva, que la Red Voltaire ha logrado obtener [El lector puede descargarla a través del vínculo que aparece al final de este trabajo], Washington informa al Comité su intención de descongelar 1 500 millones de dólares pertenecientes al Banco Central de Libia, a la Autoridad Libia de Inversiones, al Banco Exterior de Libia, a la Cartera Libia de Inversiones en África y a la Compañía Nacional Libia del Petróleo.

Afirmando que el descongelamiento de fondos es legal cuando estos se destinan a fines humanitarios o civiles (artículo 19 de la resolución 1970 [1]), Washington anuncia en su documento su decisión unilateral de distribuir esa suma de la siguiente manera:

500 millones de dólares para organizaciones humanitarias seleccionadas por Washington «para responder a necesidades humanitarias actuales y a las que puedan preverse, conforme al llamado de las Naciones Unidas y sus actualizaciones previsibles»;

500 millones de dólares para «firmas de aprovisionamiento en combustible y en bienes humanitarios necesarios»;

500 millones de dólares para el Temporary Financial Mechanism (TFM) para «pagar los salarios y gastos de funcionamiento de los funcionarios libios, gastos en alimentación, electricidad y otras compras humanitarias». De esta última cantidad, se reservarían 100 millones para destinarlos posteriormente a las necesidades humanitarias de los libios en las zonas no controladas por el Consejo Nacional de Transición (CNT), cuando este último haya establecido «un mecanismo creíble, transparente y efectivo» para su entrega.

En otras palabras, Estados Unidos informó al Comité de Sanciones su intención de apropiarse de 1 500 millones de dólares pertenecientes a la Yamahiria libia para entregar un tercio de esa suma a sus propios servicios humanitarios (la USAID y otros), otro tercio a sus propias transnacionales (Exxon, Halliburton, etc.) y el resto al TFM, que es una oficina del Libyan Information Exchange Mechanism (LIEM), que a su vez no es más que un órgano extraoficial creado por Washington y avalado por el Grupo de Contacto para administrar Libia [2].

Washington anunció además que consideraría que contaba con el consentimiento tácito del Comité de Sanciones a los 5 días de la recepción de su notificación.

Desgraciadamente, al no estar representada en ese Comité, la Yamahiria no podía oponerse a ese robo. En efecto, su anterior embajador desertó y el Departamento de Estado sigue sin conceder la visa al que debe reemplazarlo, lo cual constituye por demás una violación de las obligaciones de Estados Unidos como país que alberga la sede de la ONU.

Washington esperaba aprovechar esa coyuntura de ausencia forzosa del representante de la Yamahiria ante la ONU para apoderarse del botín. Por cierto, ya Francia abrió una brecha en ese sentido al robarse 128 millones de dólares en condiciones similares.

Fue en definitiva el representante permanente de Sudáfrica, el embajador Baso Sangqu, quien se opuso a la maniobra.

Además de la rapacidad de Estados Unidos, este increíble incidente confirma que quien gobierna la autoproclamada «Libia libre» de Benghazi y Misurata no es el Consejo Nacional de Transición (CNT). Este no pasa de ser una fachada, bastante resquebrajada por cierto. El este de Libia, bajo control de la OTAN, está siendo administrado por el Libyan Information Exchange Mechanism (LIEM), un órgano informal y sin personalidad jurídica establecido en Nápoles únicamente por Estados Unidos, a pesar de que algunos de sus empleados son italianos.

Los fondos presentados como atribuidos al CNT se entregan en realidad al LIEM, que los utiliza para pagar salarios a los miembros del CNT y sus funcionarios. Este detalle es de extrema importancia: el Consejo Nacional de Transición o CNT no tiene en realidad una política propia sino que se limita a ejecutar la política de Estados Unidos. Y esto no tiene absolutamente nada de sorprendente cuando se sabe que el CNT no surgió a raiz de los incidentes de Benghazi sino que se creó hace varios años, en Londres, como un gobierno provisional en el exilio.

Por consiguiente, el verdadero objetivo de la acción militar de Estados Unidos y sus aliados de la OTAN y del Consejo de Cooperación del Golfo no es garantizar la protección de los civiles prevista en la resolución 1973, y menos aún la «liberación de los libios», sino más bien la colonización del país.
Thierry Meyssan

Documentos adjuntos

Copia exacta del documento original del Comité de Sanciones de la ONU
(PDF - 4.5 MB)

[1] «Resolución 1970 sobre Libia aprobada por el Consejo de Seguridad»,Red Voltaire, 26 de febrero de 2011.

[2] «Libia: Washington prepara su revancha», por Thierry Meyssan,Red Voltaire, 25 de julio de 2011.

Secuestro del primer ministro libio Ali Zeidan

Un grupo armado secuestró al primer ministro libio, Ali Zeidan [a la izquierda en la foto], en Trípoli el 10 de octubre de 2013, en el hotel Corinthia, donde reside desde que regresó a Libia.

El ex diplomático libio Ali Zeidan había desertado en los años 1980. El 7 de octubre de 1981 fundó en Khartum el Frente Nacional de Salvación de Libia, junto al actual jefe de Estado Mohamed Magariaf. Esa formación, que es sólo una fachada de la Hermandad Musulmana, organizó varios intentos de golpes de Estado –como el del 8 de mayo de 1984– financiados por Arabia Saudita y Estados Unidos. Con sus sucesivas intentonas golpistas el Frente Nacional de Salvación de Libia mató en realidad muchos más libios que el régimen de Muammar el-Kadhafi en su 41 años de gobierno.

Refugiado en Suiza, Ali Zeidan estuvo además entre los fundadores de la Liga Libia de Derechos Humanos. En 2011, esa estructura presentó al Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU, en Ginebra, un informe falso donde acusaba a Muammar el-Kadhafi de haber asesinado a más de 6 000 opositores. Fue en base a ese falso informe que el Consejo de Derechos Humanos puso «el caso de Libia» en manos del Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU, que a su vez dio a la OTAN la misión de imponer una zona de exclusión aérea sobre el territorio libio para proteger a la población de la represión [1]. Y lo que hizo la OTAN fue derrocar el régimen. Mohamed Magariaf se convirtió entonces en presidente y Ali Zeidan en primer ministro.

Durante la guerra contra Libia, Ali Zeidan fue uno de los miembros más influyentes del Consejo Nacional de Transición(CNT), reconocido como único representante del pueblo libio por los mismos países que desataron la guerra contra Libia. Sin embargo, según un documento presentado por Estados Unidos al Comité de Sanciones de la ONU y revelado por la Red Voltaire, el CNT era financiado en secreto por el Libyan Information Exchange Mechanism (LIEM), un órgano informal creado en Nápoles únicamente por Estados Unidos [2].

En resumen, el señor Zeidan es un miembro de la Hermandad Musulmana y fue pagado por Estados Unidos para engañar a la comunidad internacional y ayudar a la OTAN a derrocar el régimen de Muammar el-Kadhafi.

El secuestro de Aliz Zeidan parece ser una respuesta de al-Qaeda al reciente secuestro –también en Trípoli– de Abu Anas al-Libi por un comando estadounidense [3].

[1] Entrevistado en Ginebra por la Red Voltaire, el secretario general de la Liga Libia de Derechos Humanos, Silman Buchuiguir, reconoció ante una cámara la manipulación de aquel informe. Esa entrevista, realizada por Julien Teil, aparece en su film La Guerre humanitaire en Libye.

[2] «Washington trató de robarse 1 500 millones de dólares para pagar a sus asalariados del CNT», por Thierry Meyssan, Red Voltaire, 10 de octubre de 2013.

[3] «Estados Unidos secuestra uno de sus ex agentes en Libia», Red Voltaire, 8 de octubre de 2013.

domingo, 6 de octubre de 2013

Obama, Bush y Clinton "deberían estar en prisión por crímenes de guerra"

“Barack Obama, George W. Bush y Bill Clinton han armado, financiado y ayudado a los asesinos de 6 millones de personas en el este del Congo”, insiste Glen Ford, editor ejecutivo del portal BAR, quien los califica de "criminales de guerra".

A la vez que el presidente de Liberia, Charles Taylor, fue acusado de alentar la masacre de posiblemente 50.000 personas en Sierra Leona, Barack Obama, George W. Bush y Bill Clinton han armado, financiado y protegido a los asesinos de seis millones de personas -120 veces más muertes- en el este del Congo, donde los aliados de EE.UU., Ruanda y Uganda, han estado en un alboroto de saqueos y asesinatos en masa desde 1996. Así opina Glen Ford, editor ejecutivo del portal BAR ('Black Agenda Report').

El año pasado el expresidente de Liberia, Charles Taylor, fue condenado a 60 años de prisión por haber cometido crímenes de guerra, no en su propio país, sino en la vecina Sierra Leona, donde la guerra civil ha causado estragos entre 1991 y 2002. El presidente de Liberia no fue acusado de cometer personalmente los asesinatos en masa en Sierra Leona, o incluso de haber ordenado que estos delitos se cometan. En cambio, la Fiscalía argumentó que había "instigado" a otros a cometer los delitos con el fin de beneficiarse de la venta de lo que se conoció como 'diamantes de sangre'. El tribunal razonó que Taylor tenía que saber acerca de los horrendos crímenes que se cometían por sus amigos entre los rebeldes en el vecino país, y era, por lo tanto, igual culpable que ellos.

“Si ese es el nuevo estándar para el derecho penal internacional, entonces Barack Obama y los otros dos presidentes de Estados Unidos deberían ser trasladados a sus celdas de la cárcel al lado de Charles Taylor. Estos tres presidentes de Estados Unidos a lo largo de 17 años han realizado, con pleno conocimiento de las consecuencias, los crímenes más horribles imaginables en la República Democrática del Congo”, insiste el periodista, experto en la política de los países de África.

Los crímenes de Charles Taylor en Sierra Leona palidecen en comparación con los de EE.UU. en Congo, donde Clinton, Bush y Obama instigaron, animaron y colaboraron a favor del peor genocidio desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial
Glen Ford denuncia que si el motivo de Charles Taylor era el beneficio personal del comercio de diamantes de sangre, aunque los investigadores internacionales nunca han encontrado su presunto tesoro escondido, “EE.UU. perseguía un premio mucho mayor: los depósitos más grandes del mundo de minerales estratégicos que son necesarios para el mantenimiento de las industrias modernas y las máquinas de guerra”.

“El tesoro de Charles Taylor puede ser ficticio, pero el flujo de coltán congoleño y otros minerales estratégicos a través de Ruanda y Uganda, intermediarios militares a los países ricos de Occidente, es innegable”, afirma, señalando que “los crímenes de Charles Taylor en Sierra Leona, si él es culpable, palidecen en comparación con los de los presidentes de EE.UU. en Congo, donde Clinton, Bush y Obama instigaron, animaron y colaboraron a favor del peor genocidio desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial”.

“Al igual que la delincuencia común, trataron de ocultar la evidencia, con sus informes ante las Naciones Unidas y evitando la discusión de las quejas de Congo ante el organismo mundial”, denuncia Ford.

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sábado, 5 de octubre de 2013

Fake passport identifies Samantha Lewthwaite as 'Natalie Faye Webb.' ("white widow")

P.S. We can now report that British subject Samantha Lewthwaite known as the "white widow" who uses as alias Natalie Faye Webb, who has been tied to the Nairobi, Kenya Westgate Mall FALSE FLAG terrorist attack, is actually a British MI-6 agent and a member of the British anti-terrorist task force operating in Africa.

European INTERPOL has evidence linking Natalie Webb to the FBI Division 5 sponsored Somalian terrorist cells operating in the United States with direct links to the private mercenary army Gary Best Inc.


Natalie Webb, a British citizen, traveled on a bogus South African passport. It is important to note that South Africa remains a staging area for the NSA Project Echelon and an NSA program titled Executive Action, which specializes in political assassinations and staged FALSE FLAG terrorist attacks like the recent event in Nairobi, Kenya.

P.P.S. Congratulations to award winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh for

exposing the alleged killing in May of 2011 9/11 patsy Osama bin Laden aka Tim Osman as a state psyop.

Seymour Hersh also confirms our reports on the existence of private mercenary armies and assassination teams aka Gary Best Inc.

Word is out that patriot whistleblower Edward Snowden will soon release 'smoking gun' evidence linking the NSA to these assassination teams and the targeting of patriotic American citizens whose only crime is supporting the Constitution of the United States.

Reference the NSA assassination of investigative journalist Michael Hastings.


Note: Many of these American citizens that have been targeted on their own soil have Ron Paul bumper stickers on the back of their car and currently support his son, Rand Paul, Republican U.S. Senator of Kentucky.

In closing, it is our opinion that the entire U.S. government shut down discussion is a staged political psyop to allow the gangster elite in both the Republican and Democratic parties to cover up the ongoing Nazi Paperclip NSA criminal espionage against the American People.

It should be noted that 80% of the U.S. Congress have personal trading accounts and benefit from NSA technology in high frequency electronic front running trading in world financial markets.

Do not be fooled! At this hour we once again appeal to the patriotic members of the U.S. Military don't shut down the government, shut down the Nazi Paperclip NSA.

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"When injustice becomes Law resistance becomes Duty"

Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence,

greatest of the Founding Fathers and

3rd President of the United States

As Lafayette remains at Brandywine and Albert Gore Jr. remains the duly elected REAL President of the United States.

Duly elected non-inaugurated, natural born

Albert Gore Jr.,

the REAL President of the United States


viernes, 4 de octubre de 2013

El ataque químico en Damasco fue perpetrado por mercenarios de Arabia Saudita

El ataque químico en el suburbio de Damasco fue realizado por un grupo de mercenarios de Arabia Saudita para desestabilizar la situación, informa la agencia Interfax citando a fuentes diplomáticas rusas.

Al analizar los datos de una serie de fuentes podemos sacar la conclusión de que "la provocación criminal en Guta Oriental fue efectuada por un grupo de mercenarios enviados por los sauditas a través de Jordania, que actuaba con el apoyo del grupo Liwa Al-Islam", dijo a Interfax una de las fuentes.

El ataque y sus consecuencias tuvieron un gran impacto en la sociedad siria, señaló otra fuente.

"Sirios de diferentes opiniones políticas, entre ellos algunos combatientes de la oposición, están tratando de informar a los diplomáticos y miembros de organizaciones internacionales que trabajan en Siria lo que saben del crimen y las fuerzas que lo inspiraron", agregó.

El pasado 19 de marzo al menos 25 personas murieron en la provincia de Alepo por un ataque con armas químicas. Para investigar aquel trágico episodio de la guerra en Siria al país llegó un grupo de expertos de la ONU. Poco después de su llegada, el 21 de agosto, se produjo otro ataque químico en las afueras de Damasco que motivó los posteriores planes de una intervención militar de EE.UU. y sus aliados.

La semana pasada los países miembros del Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU aprobaron por unanimidad la resolución, acordada por Rusia y Estados Unidos, para eliminar las armas químicas en Siria. El canciller ruso, Serguéi Lavrov, declaró que la resolución elimina por completo el uso de la fuerza.

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jueves, 3 de octubre de 2013

Israel y varios países del Golfo están creando una nueva alianza contra Irán

AFP / Fayez Nureldine

Israel ha mantenido una serie de reuniones con figuras prominentes de varios Estados del Golfo y otros países árabes en las últimas semanas en un intento de crear una nueva alianza contra el programa nuclear de Irán.

Según informó este miércoles el Canal 2 israelí, citado por medios locales, el primer ministro Benjamin Netanyahu ha estado supervisando una serie de "intensas reuniones" con los representantes de esos países. 

Además, un "alto funcionario" incluso llegó en una visita secreta a Israel.

Según el informe, los países involucrados en esas conversaciones no tienen relaciones diplomáticas con Israel.

Lo que sí comparten con el Estado hebreo es la preocupación de que el nuevo alcance diplomático del presidente Hasán Rohaní podría resultar en un acuerdo entre EE.UU. e Irán que supondría algo "menos que el desmantelamiento del programa nuclear iraní".

Israel da la bienvenida a la participación de todo el mundo árabe

Por su parte, el embajador israelí ante la ONU, Ron Prosor, declaró al Canal 2 que "hay un profundo sentido de la ansiedad acerca de lo que está pasando en Irán", pero no quiso comentar cualquier contacto directo entre Israel y los Estados del Golfo, diciendo solo que había mensajes "de toda la región", que se transmiten a los rangos más altos del Gobierno de EE.UU.

Los medios israelíes hacen hincapié en que el informe se produce un día después de que Netanyahu, en su discurso ante la Asamblea General de la ONU, señalara que las preocupaciones comunes sobre el programa nuclear de Irán "han llevado a muchos de nuestros vecinos árabes a reconocer [...] que Israel no es su enemigo" y crearon la oportunidad de "construir nuevas relaciones, nuevas amistades, nuevas esperanzas".

"Israel da la bienvenida a la participación de todo el mundo árabe. Esperamos que nuestros intereses comunes y desafíos comunes ayudarán a forjar un futuro más pacífico", agregó.

En los últimos años Irán está siendo sometido a una creciente presión internacional por su polémico programa nuclear. EE.UU., Israel y sus aliados sospechan que Irán está utilizando el programa como cobertura para fabricar armas nucleares en secreto. Por su parte, la República Islámica de Irán rechaza las acusaciones y defiende los fines pacíficos de su programa, considerando las sanciones occidentales como "ilegales e infundadas".

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