jueves, 30 de mayo de 2013

McCain visit to Syria: Terrorists meeting Terrorists !

Foto: "The Daily Beast’s Josh Rogin reports that Senator John McCain ventured into Syria recently to visit with rebel fighters, taking a detour from his official trip to Turkey (where he also met with anti-Assad rebels). McCain was accompanied on his tour by General Salim Idriss, a defector from Assad’s army who has won fans in the West by rejecting the most extreme and jihadist elements of the opposition, including the Nusrah Front, which is essentially a branch of al-Qaeda in Iraq, and otherwise appearing like a man McCain and others can do business with.

The (East) German-educated soldier and engineer, unfortunately, appears to have very little influence or credibility among the rebels — McCain, presumably, would like to try to change that with an influx of American aid for the good general.

Senator McCain, one of the cheerleaders of the U.S./NATO intervention in Libya (where he also met with rebels) has been calling for more U.S. intervention in Syria for a long time now, and he’s a strident supporter of shipping arms to the opposition. The European Union could be on the verge of making that leap — ahead of a meeting of the union’s foreign ministers this week, Britain and France announced that they would support lifting the current embargo on weapons transfers to Syria."

http://tinyurl.com/pmjruzj

"In Syria, there is mounting evidence that Al Qaeda and its allies are actively deploying terror tactics and suicide bombers to overthrow the Assad regime.

Syrian citizens who prefer the secular and stable state to the prospect of an Iraqi-style sectarian state may well be turning this same question around to the US government: are you with us, or with the terrorists?

This week, head of the Salafi jihad and close ally of al Qaeda, Abu Sayyaf, pledged ''deadly attacks'' against Syria as ''our fighters are coming to get you'' because ''crimes'' by the regime ''prompts us to jihad''.

Bush referred to al Qaeda as the enemies of freedom: ''the terrorists' directive commands them to kill Christians and Jews''. But Sheikh Muhammad al Zughbey proclaimed that ''your jihad against this infidel criminal and his people is a religious duty … Alawites are more infidel than the Jews and Christians''. Because the new jihad targets Alawites rather than Jews and Christians, does this render them better bed fellows?

By his own admission, Bush stated that al Qaeda was ''linked to many other organisations in different countries … They are recruited from their own nations … where they are trained in the tactics of terror … They are sent back to their homes or sent to hide in countries around the world to plot evil and destruction''.

Yet this is precisely how the foreign jihadists in Syria have been described by reporters. They are funded and armed by Saudi Arabia and Qatar. And they collaborate with the Free Syrian Army which is aided and abetted by the US."

http://tinyurl.com/8gmjpt2

"President Obama will have no talk of peace. He has chosen war since the very start and he’s sticking to it. A recent New York Times article revealed that President Obama has been lying through his teeth about the level of U.S. involvement in the Syrian conflict since the beginning.

The President recently said that the U.S. government continues to give only “non-lethal” military aid to the rebels, but The New York Times revealed that the CIA has been actively funneling and distributing massive shipments of weapons to the rebels over the borders of Jordan and Turkey.

This “arms pipeline” of illegal gun trafficking has been overseen by the U.S. government since January 2012. It has literally been the lifeblood of the Syrian “rebels,” and thus the cause of the immense bloodshed in Syria.

The New York Times reports:

“The C.I.A. role in facilitating the [weapons] shipments… gave the United States a degree of influence over the process [of weapon distribution]…American officials have confirmed that senior White House officials were regularly briefed on the [weapons] shipments.”

The article also explains that a “conservative estimate” of the weapons shipment to date is “3,500 tons.”

So while Obama has repeatedly lied about “non-lethal” military aid, he has been personally involved in overseeing a multi-country flood of weapons into Syria, many of which are given to terrorist organizations. The only effective fighting force for the Syrian rebels has been the terrorist grouping the Al Nusra Front, and now we know exactly where they got their guns.

If not for this U.S.-sponsored flood of guns, the Syrian rebels — many of them from Saudi Arabia and other countries — would have been militarily defeated long ago. Tens of thousands of lives would thus have been spared and a million refugees could have remained in their homes in Syria. The large scale ethnic-religious cleansing initiated by the rebels would have been preventable.

But Obama is so intent on war that he will not even discuss peace with the Syrian government. He has repeatedly stated that there are “preconditions” for peace negotiations, the most important one being the downfall of the Syrian government, i.e., regime change. If a toppling of a nation’s government is Obama’s precondition for peace, then Obama is by definition choosing war.

Never mind that Syria is a sovereign nation that should not have to worry about a foreign country making demands as to who is in power. Obama doesn’t seem to think this relevant. In fact, his administration has been very busy determining who the “legitimate” government of Syria is, by hand picking the “National Coalition of Syrian Revolution,” the prime minister of which is a U.S. citizen.

One of the preconditions for being on Obama’s National Coalition of Syrian Revolution is that there be no peace negotiations with the Syrian government. Of course most Syrians want to immediately end the conflict in Syria, since it threatens an Iraq-like destruction of the country.

The most popular leader of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution, Moaz al-Khatib, recently quit in protest because he was prohibited from pursuing peace negotiations by the U.S.-appointed opposition Prime Minister, Ghassan Hitto, a U.S. citizen who had lived in the U.S. for the previous 30 years."

"Obama also recently pressured the Arab League — composed of regimes loyal to the United States — to install as a member the hand-picked National Coalition of Syrian Revolution as the official government of Syria. The appointment didn’t give as much credibility to the opposition as much as it degraded the Arab League’s legitimacy.

The rebel’s seat in the Arab league implies, again, that the U.S. and its allies are fully intent on “regime change,” no matter how many people die, no matter the existing political alternatives. They will not reverse course.

The Russian government called the Arab League membership decision “… an open encouragement of the [rebel] forces which, unfortunately, continue to bet on a military solution in Syria, not looking at multiplying day by day the pain and suffering of the Syrians…. Moscow is convinced that only a political settlement and not encouraging destructive military scenarios, can stop the bloodshed and bring peace and security to all Syrians in their country.”

Obama has rejected both Russian and Syrian calls for peace negotiations in recent months, as he has greatly increased the frequency of the weapons trafficking plan."

http://tinyurl.com/d5h35ue

"Confrontation with Iran has been the goal of U.S. foreign policy for decades and Syria is one more strategic stepping stone in the process. Syria is one of Iran's strongest allies in the region and getting rid of Assad will further isolate Iran.

While visiting Iran in 2010, Assad said: "We have stood beside Iran in a brotherly way from the very beginning of the (Iranian Islamic) revolution."

During the visit, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad awarded Assad Iran's highest medal of honor in recognition of his support for Palestinians and Lebanon and his resistance to "global arrogance" -- a term which usually refers to the United States and its allies.

Assad also rejected an offer by the U.S. to have sanctions dropped against his country if Syria ditched Iran as an ally."

"In 2008, Syria agreed to allow Russian missile defense systems into their country as a counterweight to plans for a United States missile deployment to Poland.

That same year, according to UPI: "Syria is adding the latest Russian MiG-29SMT fighter to 36 Pantsir S1E air-defense systems purchased from Russia, RIA Novosti reported, noting Syria also hopes to buy Strelets short-range air defense systems, Iskander tactical missile systems, Yak-130 aircraft and two Amur-1650 submarines -- all Russian-made."

In terms of the China-Syria relationship: "China has become Syria’s number one supplier. While figures from Syria’s Bureau of Statistics put the value of Syrian imports from China at $691 million, Syrian officials have said the real figure is more likely to be close to double that at around $1.2 billion. What is not in doubt is that China easily outstrips Syria’s other major suppliers Egypt ($553 million), South Korea ($441 million), Italy ($356 million), Turkey ($338 million), Japan ($317 million) and Germany ($308 million). Bilateral trade surged to a record high of $1.4 billion in 2006. [...] China was the second largest non-Arab investor in Syria in 2006, accounting for $100 million out of the $800 million in non-Arab investment funds which flowed into the country. By the end of 2006, Chinese companies had signed project contracts worth $819 million and this amount is virtually guaranteed to be superseded this year with a billion dollar oil refinery deal near completion.""

"Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein ditched the dollar back in 2000.

Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi talked about dropping the dollar in 2009.

During the same year, Iranian leader Muammar Ahmadinejad switched Iran's reserve currency off the dollar.

In 2006, as reported by the Chicago Tribune, Syria "switched the primary hard currency it uses for foreign goods and services from the U.S. dollar to the euro in a bid to make it less vulnerable to pressure from Washington.""

http://tinyurl.com/b4qject
 foto de Syrian Rationalism.

"The Daily Beast’s Josh Rogin reports that Senator John McCain ventured into Syria recently to visit with rebel fighters, taking a detour from his official trip to Turkey (where he also met with anti-Assad rebels). McCain was accompanied on his tour by General Salim Idriss, a defector from Assad’s army who has won fans in the West by rejecting the most extreme and jihadist elements of the opposition, including the Nusrah Front, which is essentially a branch of al-Qaeda in Iraq, and otherwise appearing like a man McCain and others can do business with.

The (East) German-educated soldier and engineer, unfortunately, appears to have very little influence or credibility among the rebels — McCain, presumably, would like to try to change that with an influx of American aid for the good general.

Senator McCain, one of the cheerleaders of the U.S./NATO intervention in Libya (where he also met with rebels) has been calling for more U.S. intervention in Syria for a long time now, and he’s a strident supporter of shipping arms to the opposition. The European Union could be on the verge of making that leap — ahead of a meeting of the union’s foreign ministers this week, Britain and France announced that they would support lifting the current embargo on weapons transfers to Syria."

http://tinyurl.com/pmjruzj

"In Syria, there is mounting evidence that Al Qaeda and its allies are actively deploying terror tactics and suicide bombers to overthrow the Assad regime.

Syrian citizens who prefer the secular and stable state to the prospect of an Iraqi-style sectarian state may well be turning this same question around to the US government: are you with us, or with the terrorists?

This week, head of the Salafi jihad and close ally of al Qaeda, Abu Sayyaf, pledged ''deadly attacks'' against Syria as ''our fighters are coming to get you'' because ''crimes'' by the regime ''prompts us to jihad''.

Bush referred to al Qaeda as the enemies of freedom: ''the terrorists' directive commands them to kill Christians and Jews''. But Sheikh Muhammad al Zughbey proclaimed that ''your jihad against this infidel criminal and his people is a religious duty … Alawites are more infidel than the Jews and Christians''. Because the new jihad targets Alawites rather than Jews and Christians, does this render them better bed fellows?

By his own admission, Bush stated that al Qaeda was ''linked to many other organisations in different countries … They are recruited from their own nations … where they are trained in the tactics of terror … They are sent back to their homes or sent to hide in countries around the world to plot evil and destruction''.

Yet this is precisely how the foreign jihadists in Syria have been described by reporters. They are funded and armed by Saudi Arabia and Qatar. And they collaborate with the Free Syrian Army which is aided and abetted by the US."

http://tinyurl.com/8gmjpt2

"President Obama will have no talk of peace. He has chosen war since the very start and he’s sticking to it. A recent New York Times article revealed that President Obama has been lying through his teeth about the level of U.S. involvement in the Syrian conflict since the beginning.

The President recently said that the U.S. government continues to give only “non-lethal” military aid to the rebels, but The New York Times revealed that the CIA has been actively funneling and distributing massive shipments of weapons to the rebels over the borders of Jordan and Turkey.

This “arms pipeline” of illegal gun trafficking has been overseen by the U.S. government since January 2012. It has literally been the lifeblood of the Syrian “rebels,” and thus the cause of the immense bloodshed in Syria.

The New York Times reports:

“The C.I.A. role in facilitating the [weapons] shipments… gave the United States a degree of influence over the process [of weapon distribution]…American officials have confirmed that senior White House officials were regularly briefed on the [weapons] shipments.”

The article also explains that a “conservative estimate” of the weapons shipment to date is “3,500 tons.”

So while Obama has repeatedly lied about “non-lethal” military aid, he has been personally involved in overseeing a multi-country flood of weapons into Syria, many of which are given to terrorist organizations. The only effective fighting force for the Syrian rebels has been the terrorist grouping the Al Nusra Front, and now we know exactly where they got their guns.

If not for this U.S.-sponsored flood of guns, the Syrian rebels — many of them from Saudi Arabia and other countries — would have been militarily defeated long ago. Tens of thousands of lives would thus have been spared and a million refugees could have remained in their homes in Syria. The large scale ethnic-religious cleansing initiated by the rebels would have been preventable.

But Obama is so intent on war that he will not even discuss peace with the Syrian government. He has repeatedly stated that there are “preconditions” for peace negotiations, the most important one being the downfall of the Syrian government, i.e., regime change. If a toppling of a nation’s government is Obama’s precondition for peace, then Obama is by definition choosing war.

Never mind that Syria is a sovereign nation that should not have to worry about a foreign country making demands as to who is in power. Obama doesn’t seem to think this relevant. In fact, his administration has been very busy determining who the “legitimate” government of Syria is, by hand picking the “National Coalition of Syrian Revolution,” the prime minister of which is a U.S. citizen.

One of the preconditions for being on Obama’s National Coalition of Syrian Revolution is that there be no peace negotiations with the Syrian government. Of course most Syrians want to immediately end the conflict in Syria, since it threatens an Iraq-like destruction of the country.

The most popular leader of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution, Moaz al-Khatib, recently quit in protest because he was prohibited from pursuing peace negotiations by the U.S.-appointed opposition Prime Minister, Ghassan Hitto, a U.S. citizen who had lived in the U.S. for the previous 30 years."

"Obama also recently pressured the Arab League — composed of regimes loyal to the United States — to install as a member the hand-picked National Coalition of Syrian Revolution as the official government of Syria. The appointment didn’t give as much credibility to the opposition as much as it degraded the Arab League’s legitimacy.

The rebel’s seat in the Arab league implies, again, that the U.S. and its allies are fully intent on “regime change,” no matter how many people die, no matter the existing political alternatives. They will not reverse course.

The Russian government called the Arab League membership decision “… an open encouragement of the [rebel] forces which, unfortunately, continue to bet on a military solution in Syria, not looking at multiplying day by day the pain and suffering of the Syrians…. Moscow is convinced that only a political settlement and not encouraging destructive military scenarios, can stop the bloodshed and bring peace and security to all Syrians in their country.”

Obama has rejected both Russian and Syrian calls for peace negotiations in recent months, as he has greatly increased the frequency of the weapons trafficking plan."

http://tinyurl.com/d5h35ue

"Confrontation with Iran has been the goal of U.S. foreign policy for decades and Syria is one more strategic stepping stone in the process. Syria is one of Iran's strongest allies in the region and getting rid of Assad will further isolate Iran.

While visiting Iran in 2010, Assad said: "We have stood beside Iran in a brotherly way from the very beginning of the (Iranian Islamic) revolution."

During the visit, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad awarded Assad Iran's highest medal of honor in recognition of his support for Palestinians and Lebanon and his resistance to "global arrogance" -- a term which usually refers to the United States and its allies.

Assad also rejected an offer by the U.S. to have sanctions dropped against his country if Syria ditched Iran as an ally."

"In 2008, Syria agreed to allow Russian missile defense systems into their country as a counterweight to plans for a United States missile deployment to Poland.

That same year, according to UPI: "Syria is adding the latest Russian MiG-29SMT fighter to 36 Pantsir S1E air-defense systems purchased from Russia, RIA Novosti reported, noting Syria also hopes to buy Strelets short-range air defense systems, Iskander tactical missile systems, Yak-130 aircraft and two Amur-1650 submarines -- all Russian-made."

In terms of the China-Syria relationship: "China has become Syria’s number one supplier. While figures from Syria’s Bureau of Statistics put the value of Syrian imports from China at $691 million, Syrian officials have said the real figure is more likely to be close to double that at around $1.2 billion. What is not in doubt is that China easily outstrips Syria’s other major suppliers Egypt ($553 million), South Korea ($441 million), Italy ($356 million), Turkey ($338 million), Japan ($317 million) and Germany ($308 million). Bilateral trade surged to a record high of $1.4 billion in 2006. [...] China was the second largest non-Arab investor in Syria in 2006, accounting for $100 million out of the $800 million in non-Arab investment funds which flowed into the country. By the end of 2006, Chinese companies had signed project contracts worth $819 million and this amount is virtually guaranteed to be superseded this year with a billion dollar oil refinery deal near completion.""

"Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein ditched the dollar back in 2000.

Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi talked about dropping the dollar in 2009.

During the same year, Iranian leader Muammar Ahmadinejad switched Iran's reserve currency off the dollar.

In 2006, as reported by the Chicago Tribune, Syria "switched the primary hard currency it uses for foreign goods and services from the U.S. dollar to the euro in a bid to make it less vulnerable to pressure from Washington.""

http://tinyurl.com/b4qject

https://www.facebook.com/Iran.Military

jueves, 23 de mayo de 2013

Militants in Syria receive 35-ton Saudi arms cargo: Top cmdr.

Weapons seized by Syrian army forces (file photo)
Weapons seized by Syrian army forces (file photo)

Thu May 23, 2013 5:44PM GMT

The top commander of foreign-backed militants fighting against the Syrian government says the militants have received a 35-ton arms shipment from Saudi Arabia.

Brigadier General Salim Idris, the chief of staff of the so-called Free Syrian Army, said on Thursday that the consignment will help armed men in their battles against the Syrian Army.

He added, however, that the munitions are not advanced and sophisticated enough to enable the militants defeat Syrian government forces.

The general noted, in particular, that the weapons will not be able to overpower tanks and planes in the strategic town of al-Qusayr, which is situated about 35 kilometers (22 miles) south of the western city of Homs.


Idris further stated that he will not attend the upcoming Geneva conference on Syria unless the United States and its allies provide the militants in Syria with anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles.
He acknowledged that the Syrian anti-government gunmen are weak on the ground, saying it would not be fruitful for them to step into peace negotiations with the Damascus government at the moment.

On May 7, Russia and the United States agreed in Moscow to hold an international conference on Syria, which will serve as a follow-up to an earlier Geneva meeting held in June 2012. The new event is reportedly expected to take place in early June this year.

Idris had previously called on Washington to deliver 700 tons of arms to the militants every week over the next month.

Turmoil has gripped Syria since March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of Syrian security forces, have been killed in the unrest.

The Syrian government maintains that the chaos in the country is being orchestrated from outside and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.

MP/KA/HMV

Idris had previously called on Washington to deliver 700 tons of arms to the militants every week over the next month."
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lunes, 20 de mayo de 2013

Hitler's Jewish Soldiers

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Hitler's Jewish Soldiers

The Untold Story of Nazi Racial Laws and Men of Jewish Descent in the German Military

Bryan Mark Rigg

New in Paperback: September 2004528 pages, 95 photographs, 6 x 9
Modern War StudiesPaper ISBN 978-0-7006-1358-8, $16.95
Also available in cloth:ISBN 978-0-7006-1178-2, $29.95

As featured on NBC-TV's Dateline
(first aired Sunday, June 9, 2002)

WINNER OF THE 2003 COLBY AWARD
William E. Colby Military Writers Symposium

Also of interest by author Bryan Mark Rigg: Rescued from the Reich: How One of Hitler's Soldiers Saved the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
Click here to learn more about the author's speaking tour.

Book Cover ImageOn the murderous road to "racial purity" Hitler encountered unexpected detours, largely due to his own crazed views and inconsistent policies regarding Jewish identity. After centuries of Jewish assimilation and intermarriage in German society, he discovered that eliminating Jews from the rest of the population was more difficult than he'd anticipated. As Bryan Mark Rigg shows in this provocative new study, nowhere was that heinous process more fraught with contradiction and confusion than in the German military.
Contrary to conventional views, Rigg reveals that a startlingly large number of German military men were classified by the Nazis as Jews or "partial-Jews" (Mischlinge), in the wake of racial laws first enacted in the mid-1930s. Rigg demonstrates that the actual number was much higher than previously thought--perhaps as many as 150,000 men, including decorated veterans and high-ranking officers, even generals and admirals.

As Rigg fully documents for the first time, a great many of these men did not even consider themselves Jewish and had embraced the military as a way of life and as devoted patriots eager to serve a revived German nation. In turn, they had been embraced by the Wehrmacht, which prior to Hitler had given little thought to the "race" of these men but which was now forced to look deeply into the ancestry of its soldiers.

The process of investigation and removal, however, was marred by a highly inconsistent application of Nazi law. Numerous "exemptions" were made in order to allow a soldier to stay within the ranks or to spare a soldier's parent, spouse, or other relative from incarceration or far worse. (Hitler's own signature can be found on many of these "exemption" orders.) But as the war dragged on, Nazi politics came to trump military logic, even in the face of the Wehrmacht's growing manpower needs, closing legal loopholes and making it virtually impossible for these soldiers to escape the fate of millions of other victims of the Third Reich.
Based on a deep and wide-ranging research in archival and secondary sources, as well as extensive interviews with more than four hundred Mischlinge and their relatives, Rigg's study breaks truly new ground in a crowded field and shows from yet another angle the extremely flawed, dishonest, demeaning, and tragic essence of Hitler's rule.

Mugshot Style Pictures of Anton Mayer
Side and front photographs of "half-Jew" Anton Mayer, similar to those that often accompanied a Mischling's application for exemption.

"Through videotaped interviews, painstaking attention to personnel files, and banal documents not normally consulted by historians, and spurred by a keen sense of personal mission, Rigg has turned up an unexplored and confounding chapter in the history of the Holocaust. The extent of his findings has surprised scholars."--Warren Hoge, New York Times
"The revelation that Germans of Jewish blood, knowing the Nazi regime for what it was, served Hitler as uniformed members of his armed forces must come as a profound shock. It will surprise even professional historians of the Nazi years." --John Keegan, author of The Face of Battle and The Second World War
"Startling and unexpected, Rigg's study conclusively demonstrates the degree of flexibility in German policy toward the Mischlinge, the extent of Hitler's involvement, and, most importantly, that not all who served in the armed forces were anti-Semitic, even as their service aided the killing process."--Michael Berenbaum, author of The World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust
"Rigg's extensive knowledge and the preliminary conclusions drawn from his research impressed me greatly. I firmly believe that his in-depth treatment of the subject of German soldiers of Jewish descent in the Wehrmacht will lead to new perspectives on this portion of 20th century German military history."--Helmut Schmidt, Former Chancellor of Germany
"An impressively researched work with important implications for hotly debated questions. Rigg tells some exquisitely poignant stories of individual human experiences that complicate our picture of state and society in the Third Reich."--Nathan A. Stoltzfus, Florida State University, author ofResistance of the Heart: Intermarriage and the Rosenstrasse Protest in Nazi Germany
"An impressive work filled with interesting stories. . . . By helping us better understand Nazi racial policy at the margins--i.e., its impact on certain members of the German military--Rigg's study clarifies the central problems of Nazi Jewish policies overall."--Norman Naimark, Stanford University, author of Fires of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth-Century Europe
"An illuminating and provocative study that merits a wide readership and is sure to be much discussed."--Dennis E. Showalter, Colorado College, author of Tannenberg: Clash of Empires
"An outstanding job of research and analysis. Rigg's book will add a great deal to our understanding of the German military, of the place of Jews and people of Jewish descent in the Nazi state, and of the Holocaust. It forces us to deal with the full, complex range of possible actions and reactions by individuals caught up in the Nazi system."--Geoffrey P. Megargee, author of Inside Hitler's High Command
"With the skill of a master detective, Bryan Rigg reveals the surprising and largely unknown story of Germans of Jewish origins in the Nazi military. His work contributes to our understanding of the complexity of faith and identity in the Third Reich."--Paula E. Hyman, Yale University, author of Gender and Assimilation in Modern Jewish History and The Jews of Modern France
"A major piece of scholarship which traces the peculiar twists and turns of Nazi racial policy toward men in the Wehrmacht, often in the highest ranks, who had partly Jewish backgrounds. Rigg has uncovered personal stories and private archives which literally nobody knew existed. His book will be an important contribution to German history."--Jonathan Steinberg, University of Pennsylvania, author of All or Nothing: The Axis and the Holocaust 1941-1943
"An original, groundbreaking, and significant contribution to the history of the Wehrmacht and Nazi Germany."--James S. Corum, School of Advanced Air Power Studies, author ofThe Roots of Blitzkrieg and The Luftwaffe
"Rigg's work has discovered new academic territory."--Manfred Messerschmidt, Freiburg University, author ofDie Wehrmacht im NS-Staat (The Wehrmacht in the Nazi State)
"Rigg's bracing and unintimidated study lays bare the contradiction, confusion and expedience that governed Mischlinge policy and the maiming cost to those whose lives were burdened by anxiety, guilt and collusion. In the end we must be grateful for his book, a penetrating light cast on some of the murkier corners of the human psyche."--Michael Skakun, Aufbau
"Rigg has opened brand new territory for historians and students of war, offering new insight into the Nazi mentality on race."--World War II Magazine
"Rigg has done a very significant piece of historical research and writing."--Milt Rosenberg, WGN Radio, Chicago
"Rigg has written a truly important history. It is original, it has outstanding scholarship, and there is plenty of it!"--James F. Tent, author of In the Shadow of the Holocaust: Nazi Persecution of Jewish-Christian Germans
"A brilliant and extremely disturbing work of masterful historical research. A must read for everyone. It raises more moral dilemmas than one can answer."--Steve Pieczenik, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and co-creator of the best selling novels and TV series OP-Center and Net Force
BRYAN MARK RIGG received his B.A. with honors in history from Yale University in 1996. Yale awarded him the Henry Fellowship for graduate study at Cambridge University, where he received his M.A. in 1997 and Ph.D. in 2002. Currently Professor of History at American Military University, he has served as a volunteer in the Israeli Army and as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. His research for this book has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and London Daily Telegraph. For more information on Bryan Rigg, view his web site atwww.bryanrigg.com.
Click here to learn more about the author and his research experiences.
The thousands of pages of documents and oral testimonies (8mm and VHS video) the author collected for this study have been purchased by the National Military Archive of Germany. The Bryan Mark Rigg Collection is housed in the Bundesarchiv-Militärarchiv in Freiburg, Germany.
To view resource materials, including notes, bibliography, and index, click here.

http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/righit.html

martes, 14 de mayo de 2013

هيئة الأمن الفدرالية تحتجز رجل مخابرات أمريكيا لدى محاولته تجنيد موظف في المخابرات الروسية



تنزيل هذا الفيديو لجهازك هيئة الأمن الفدرالية تحتجز رجل مخابرات أمريكيا لدى محاولته تجنيد موظف في المخابرات 
الروسية اعتقل في موسكو أحد رجال وكالة المخابرات المركزية الامريكية لدى محاولته تجنيد موظف في اجهزة الأمن الروسية. وذكرت مصادر مركز العلاقات العامة في هيئة الأمن الفيدرالية "ان دوائر مكافحة التجسس التابعة لهيئة الامن الفيدرالية اعتقلت  في ليلة 13 على 14 مايو/ايار فوغل رايان كريستوفر أحد رجال وكالة المخابرات المركزية الامريكية لدى محاولته تجنيد موظف في أجهزة الأمن الروسية.علما ان كريستوفر يعمل تحت ستار منصب السكرتير الثالث في الشعبة السياسية بسفارة الولايات المتحدة في موسكو ". وأضاف المصدر " تم نقل الشخص المعتقل الى هيئة الامن الاتحادية وبعد اتخاذ الاجراءات اللازمة تم تسليمه الى المسؤولين في سفارة الولايات المتحدة ". وقد حاولت المخابرات الامريكية مرارا في الفترة الاخيرة  تجنيد العاملين في اجهزة الأمن والدوائر الخاصة الروسية ، وقد رصدت وتمت تحت رقابة دوائر مكافحة التجسس في هيئة الامن الفدرالية. وأعلن مصدر في وزارة الخارجية الروسية أن الوزارة تستدعي يوم الأربعاء السفير الأمريكي في موسكو مايكل ماكفول إثر احتجاز موظف البعثة الدبلوماسية الأمريكية. وامتنع السفير في وقت سابق عن التعليق على نبأ احتجاز كريستوفر.







http://arabic.rt.com/news/615451/ :روسيا اليوم

viernes, 10 de mayo de 2013

365. The Boston Bombing, the CIA, and the US Empire | Sibel Edmonds



Sibel Edmonds tells Lew Rockwell what's really happening in Central Asian Caucasus.

Sibel Edmonds website: http://www.classifiedwoman.com/

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domingo, 5 de mayo de 2013

Syrian Government Statement in Response to Israeli Airstrikes in Damascus



The Statement of the Syrian Arab Republic regarding the Israeli aggression

Syrian government has issued its state about the Israeli aggression on Syria after an emergency meeting held by the Council of Ministers today’s afternoon, and came in statement read by Information Minister Imran al-Zubi said Israeli aggression committed at dawn on Sunday 05/05/2013 flagrant aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic, using rockets to bomb military installations in clear violation of international law, citing some of the wall with all relevant obligations.

The statement added that the Syrian Arab Republic confirms that this aggression opens the door to all kinds of possibilities, especially as it reveals without a doubt the organic link between the components of the war on Syria, its components and takfirist terrorist and Zionism.

The statement stressed that Syria has long made ​​it clear this interdependence of purpose and means between the takfirist thought and Zionist and al-Nusra Front the arm of al-Qaeda in Syria, the Syrian government provided a lot of evidence and facts, it is added to this aggression, which came at a time to achieve by Syrian Arab Army more achievements on the ground against terrorist groups coming from all over the world financed by the Arab humiliation entities, amid a clear link to Israel.

The international community must realize that the complexities of what is happening in the region after this aggression has become more dangerous, and that Israel's supporters realize that our people and our state does not accept humiliation and Israel will not be able to tamper with the region and its security.

Syrian Arab Republic emphasizes the importance of continuing the Syrian Arab Army anti-Israel tools internally, and the duty to protect the state and the people of any internal or external aggression by all means and capabilities, and about the fact that an Israeli plane crash on the Syrian grounds, al- Zubi explained that the competent authorities pursue the investigation on this aggression and its details.

Al-Zubi stressed that Syria has never been sorry about the choice of resistance, and continues to support the resistance and all of whom was this his choice.

Al-Zubi concluded that Syria will not accept humiliation and harm its sovereignty, national security and to prejudice the sovereignty to study his options and fully assume his responsibilities.

http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/16871.html

jueves, 2 de mayo de 2013

US training anti-Syria militants, al-Qaeda terrorists in Jordan: Report


Foreign-backed militants train with rifles on the outskirts of Azaz, northern Syria. (File photo)

Fresh evidence has surfaced shedding light on the role of foreign countries, the US in particular, in providing training and assistance to the militants and al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria.

In an interview with the state-run BBC, an unnamed senior commander from the terrorist Free Syrian Army (FSA) said the US has been secretly training the militants and the al-Qaeda operatives in neighboring Jordan.

"Most of the rebels have some education; it was not hard for them to detect the American accent of the trainer. He spoke through a translator. But the way he spoke indicated that he was American," he explained.

He said the two-week-long training courses, which take place at a military facility outside the Jordanian capital, focus on small and medium arms, as well as mortars, and rocket-propelled grenades.

Despite Amman’s denial, other militant leaders have also confirmed taking two-week-long training courses in relatively small groups on Jordanian soil.

According to an interview with a Jordanian Salafi extremist leader, Mohamed al-Shalabi, known as Abu Sayyaf, he is currently recruiting Jordanian youths to fight in Syria. After being sent to Syria, the young men join the terrorist al-Nusra Front.

Shalabi says that 30 of the 500 al-Qaeda-linked Salafis currently operating in Syria, have so far been killed. The Salafi leader also said that he motivates his men by telling them that ‘it is the duty of every Muslim to help the defenseless people of Syria.’

The al-Nusra Front has formally pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

For the time being, the FSA and the al-Nusra Front have common objectives in Syria. However, Shalabi says his personal belief is that ‘more wars will be on the way after a regime change in Syria.’ 

Meanwhile, an FSA commander says that secular foreign-backed militants in Syria will break away from different groups fighting against Syria and eventually join the al-Qaeda operatives for financial reasons. The commander added that the FSA’s financial problems have led many of its militants to join the al-Nusra Front. The al-Nusra Front is bankrolled by the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia. 

The unrest in Syria began in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of army and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.

The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.

Damascus says the West and its regional allies, including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey are supporting the armed groups.

In addition, several international human rights organizations have accused the militants fighting in Syria of committing war crimes.


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The Boston Marathon Mysterie

"BEFORE OUR VERY EYES"

Two weeks after the attacks in Boston, the U.S. authorities continue to release piecemeal the clues they claim to have found. Everything revolves around the Chechen origin of the "guilty" parties and the conclusions to be drawn. Meanwhile, Internet users and the Russian press are depicting a different story, one in which the main "culprit" is a CIA agent.



Two weeks after the Boston bombings (April 15, 2:49 p.m.), the U.S. authorities have designated brothers Tamerlane and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as the perpetrators. They declared that they killed the elder of the two and arrested his brother and accomplice. The young man, aged 19, was hospitalized, but his injuries prevent him from communicating except through nodding. Regardless, he has allegedly admitted the facts.

However, nothing is known about the circumstances under which Tamerlane was killed, or about those surrounding the arrest of Dzhokhar. The two accomplices are said to have succumbed to the "Oswald syndrome" and wanted to distinguish themselves by killing, without reason or witnesses, a university campus police officer. Then they are supposed to have hijacked a Mercedes with its anonymous driver and allegedly forced him to withdraw $ 800 from an automatic teller. This man testified to the police that the brothers had acknowledged to him responsibility for the attack.

So far, the press has not met the suspect, or interviewed the witness. It simply relays the statements of his parents and friends who are all surprised to see the suspects involved in this case.

Anyway, Judge Marianne B. Bowler indicted Dzhokhar for "use of weapons of mass destruction", namely pressure cookers packed with nails. This is the first time the term "weapon of mass destruction" is applied to a common household appliance.

For his part, Democratic leader of the House Intelligence Committee, Dutch Ruppersberger, said, after a closed-door meeting with officials from three intelligence services, that the Tsarnaevs had used a toy remote control to detonate their two bombs. He saw this as proof that the suspects had learned to make their devices by reading Inspire, the online magazine reportedly published by "Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula." However, if the first issue of the magazine (dated "Summer 2010") contains a detailed recipe for how to build a bomb from a pressure cooker, at no time does it show how to use a toy remote control to set off the explosive material inside the closed pot.

All this hubbub revolves around a single conclusion: the Chechen origin of the Tsanaev brothers places Russia at the heart of the debate. President Vladimir Putin discretely dodged questions on the subject at a long public answer session held last Thursday. There are Chechen terrorists in Syria who just kidnapped two Orthodox bishops. And it is likely there will be some in Sochi during the Olympics. It is in Russia’s interest to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation with the United States, especially if she really intends deploying troops from the Organization of Collective Security in Syria.

Meanwhile, Internet surfers are split between those who align themselves with the FBI and those who challenge its narrative. There are two major counter-arguments circulating on the Web.

Is "Jeff Bauman" actually Nick Vogt?

The first accuses the security services of contriving a scenario with characters with emotion-charged histories. Images extracted from a video show two individuals trying to manipulate the body of Jeff Bauman, whose legs were allegedly amputated. The person in question would actually appear to be Nick Vogt, a lieutenant in the U.S. Army who lost his legs in Kandahar in November 2011. Indeed, one can only be amazed by the fact that "Jeff Bauman" always carries his head high and does not seem to suffer from hemorrhage when carried on a wheelchair without his thighs being strongly secured. The whole thing is all the more significant because it is the testimony of "Jeff Bauman," which enabled the identification of the suspects (press conference April 18, 5:20 

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Craft International mercenaries on the explosion site.

The second relates to the presence of a private security team, probably from Craft International LLC, which seem to wear the same backpack that was displayed by the FBI as having contained one of the pressure cookers.

But what is most astounding lies elsewhere. A bombing drill was conducted at the Boston Marathon two hours before the tragedy at the exact location where the real bombs exploded. But when a reporter asked about this at the press conference, FBI special agent Richard Deslauriers refused to answer and sought another question.


Izvestia: "Tamerlane Tsarnaev recruited by a Georgian Foundation. One of the perpetrators of the Boston terrorist attack attended the seminar organized by the United States together with Georgian special services."

Finally, according to Itzvestia (April 24), Tamerlane Tsarnaev participated in a Caucusus Fund for Georgia seminar, a front for the Jamestown Foundation, created by the CIA. He underwent training to "increase instability in Russia." In a protest letter, the Fund denied the reports, alleging a case of mistaken identity.

It is too early to conclude what actually happened in Boston. One thing is certain however: the police version is false.

Wahhabi Terrorists Declare Jihad Against Syria

Sweep attacks by the Syrian Arab Army against strongholds of the Wahhabi Sex Jihadists in infested border towns and cities across Syria yesterday Sunday, resulted in a real massacre of those terrorists and fast losing of their once barricaded strongholds in many towns in Damascus countryside, especially in Jdaidat Alfadhl, in Idleb countryside, and in Homs countryside towards Al-Qussayr, the last main concentration of terrorists near the Lebanese borders. See our post yesterday (SAA Advances in Al-Qussayr Countryside).

Putting aside NATO ‘strategists’ disappointment of the conduct of their best trained assets ‘Al-Qaeda fighters’ throughout the country and throughout the past 2 years, those most evil in NATO’s camp found it as an opportunity to inflict the strife long awaited, the Sunni-Shiite strife to cause the mass-killing of Muslims at the hands of their fellow Muslims, and orders were given to the Wahhabi clerics all over the region to go rabid, and they did. In Lebanon, and in Tripoli, Lebanon’s 2nd largest city in the north, a gathering of Wahhabi and Salafist clerics came out with the following statement:
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Wahhabi & Salafist statement in Tripoli, Lebanon calling for Jihad
In the name of God most merciful most gracious
A meeting took place today noon at the office of sheikh Salem Rafii in Tripoli with a group of brothers from all of Lebanese territories: Buqaa, Beirut, South, Mount Lebanon, Akkar, Tripoli, and the latest developments were discussed, and the following was decided:
Call for General Alert to support the Lebanese Sunna who are under assault in (Syrian) Al-Qussayr and its countryside, through offering all kinds of support to preserve them, preserve their existence and allow them withstand, as per the Sharia, moral and humanity duty, especially after the state has dropped its duties and responsibilities in defending its citizens.
Also we send an open message to the 3 presidents (heads of government, state and parliament in Lebanon), by your silence regarding the rogue and direct involvement of Hizbullah in assaulting the oppressed Lebanese and Syrians in Al-Qussayr, you are opening Lebanon’s doors widely for a sectarian strife endangering civil peace and co-existence.
And God is our supporter
22 April 2013 A.D. (they mistakenly wrote 2012)
The media office of sheikh Salem Rafii
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Wahhabi & Salafist meeting in Tripoli, Lebanon calling for Jihad
The Wahhabi and Salafist clerics in the north, seen in the photo above were meeting at the same time their friend, a fanatic radical lunatic fresh cleric Ahmad Al-Assir in Saida (Sidon city in the south) made a gathering in the mosque of Bilal Bin Rabah where he leads the prayers and called it a Shoura Council (advisory council) and came up with a ‘fatwa’ (a religious advisory opinion) calling for his followers ‘who see themselves threatened by Hizbullah to form cells of 5 persons for each cell to prepare to defend themselves’.
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Wahhabi cleric Assir’s gathering in his mosque in Sidon
Assir, never heard of before Lebanese Saad Hariri lost his government after 11 of his ministers resigned at once in June 2011, made several shows of himself with groups of new-Islamist groups from his mosque in the southern calm city of Sidon, where many saw him as a Saudi answer to the Iranian backed Hizbullah to defend Israel from the threats the Hizbualla fighters present especially after the failure of the 2006 Israeli aggression against Lebanon.
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Wahhabi terrorist cleric Ahmad Assir
FSA propaganda pages on social media reported the gatherings of thousands of ‘Sunni’ fighters in different locations in Lebanon answering the call for Jihad and ready to march towards Al-Qussayr city in Homs countryside, inside Syrian land. Nothing confirmed from normal sources.
The craziness wasn’t limited to Lebanon and the Wahhabis there, the godfather of the so called Syrian Revolution residing in Saudi Arabia and issuing orders for mass massacres and ‘mincing the meat of Alawites’ Wahhabi cleric Adnan Aroor went rabid in his talk show on one of the stations created by the Saudi regime to promote ‘democracy’ and ‘free speech’ of that type. See him in this short video clip with English subtitles:
If such calls utilize and they manage to amass herds of little-brains to go fight NATO’s holy war in Syria, that would lead in all scenarios to real massacres of hundreds if not thousands of such brainwashed terrorists and civilians in cities and towns on their path, not only NATO would be happy, but Israel will be the happiest. News of Jordan opening its airspace for Israeli warplanes to attack Syria in addition to the training camps of terrorists inside Jordan and smuggling thousands of terrorists into Syria through across the borders, will cost the Jordanian king his throne, his kingdom split into a Palestinian state and a desert state, in either way the conflict ends. Turkey to the north led by the fanatic Muslim Brotherhood government of Erdogan will also meet a very bad fate considering the willingness of Iran to defend its ally Syria in the wake of foreign intervention, the readiness of Syrian Army to strike with thousands of missile any major targets inside Turkey and the long desire of Russian Orthodox to retrieve Constantinople (Istanbul) from Turkey, the Kurds in the south will definitely lead Turkey into division and an ugly civil war. The earthquake Syrian president Assad predicted 15 months ago.

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