Nasrallah Ashoura

by Jonathan Azaziah (Mouqawamah Music EXCLUSIVE)

OCTOBER 29, 2014

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s recent Ashoura speech — which Mouqawamah Music excerpted just the other day via Al-Manar — was a blistering takedown of Wahhabi-Takfirism and it was quite possibly his most brilliant, in-depth denunciation of the twisted, perverted ideology yet, as he categorically broke down its dangers from the historical, cultural, political, military and security angles, as well as the increasing need for Sunni-Shi’a unity to confront it. Hizbullah’s Secretary-General also discussed the dangerous rise of atheism in the Arab-Islamic world, an obvious side-effect of the Takfiri sickness afflicting the region and yet another issue that requires steadfast and committed Sunni-Shi’a unity to tackle and ultimately defeat it.

At one point during the speech, the living Resistance legend refers to the “Jewish occupation of Palestine” before immediately changing his phrasing to the “Zionist occupation of Palestine”, and then subsequently quipping that he doesn’t want to hear anyone yell “anti-Semitism”. This reflects Nasrallah’s suaveness, charisma and abyssal understanding of geopolitical affairs, as he has never shied away from  blasting Jewish power by name in any instance previously, but there is indeed a time and place for everything.

The real highlight however was the Sayyed pointing the finger directly at the House of Saud — as he did in the wake of the Saudi-backed Takfiri attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut last November— for the growth of the Takfiri Frankenstein. He made it clear that stopping its dissemination rested squarely on Riyadh, due to the Saudis providing Takfiri groups with extensive financial and governmental support since they arrived on the regional scene.

On top of being an important polemic on the thought process which ISIS and like-similar groups operate with, Nasrallah’s speech was also a powerful reminder that Hizbullah — contrary to the imbecilic remarks and pseudo-analyses of its sectarian opponents who constantly refer to it as an “extension” or “proxy” of Iran, which is currently in a rocky state of detente with the Saudi regime — is an independent movement which has no problem calling a spade a spade, diplomatic niceties be damned, when something so dear, nay, FOUNDATIONAL to its very being, namely Islam itself, is under existential attack from US-“Israeli”-backed forces. Labaykah ya Nasrallah!




October 25, 201

by Jonathan Azaziah (Mouqawamah Music EXCLUSIVE)

Apart from the nauseating, reprehensible and oft-repeated “‘Israel’ has a right to exist” meme, it is indubitably certain that there is no propaganda buzz-phrase heard quite as frequently from the duplicitous yaps of vile, yellowbelly liberals as “blowback terrorism”. The “blowback terrorism” theory suggests that terrorists – in this particular instance, those of the Takfiri variety currently represented by the demented likes of ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra, along with Al-Qaeda before them – are birthed via the womb of asinine Western foreign policy. However, as Mouqawamah Music Managing Editor Assad al-Liftawi so aptly noted (1), the Takfiris aren’t mere “blowback” from Western – and “Israeli” – foreign policy, they *are* Western-“Israeli”-GCC-Turkish foreign policy.

Essentially, what the liberals, in all of their glorious, stomach-churning cowardice, would have their constituencies believe is that Takfiri terror groups like ISIS appear out of nowhere in the wake of haphazardly planned and foolishly executed American and European intervention in the Arab and Islamic worlds. It is a theory that they cling to for dear life not only because the truth is far darker, far more sinister and far more disturbing than they would care to admit, but also due to their own criminal complicity in the destructive conspiracy tearing apart Syria and Iraq. But despite their most studious efforts to ensure that “mum’s the word” on where ISIS and its ideological counterparts *actually* come from, the liberals, who are Zionist-Imperialist Hegemony’s most useful and deceptive gatekeepers, have failed in their task.

Off Comes The Mask of Zion: Mainstream Media Reluctantly Exposes The Takfiris’ Roots

Due to the blatant nature of its illegal and malevolent meddling in the affairs of resistant, sovereign nation-states in the Maghreb and Mashreq, the US-“Israeli” Empire couldn’t keep the proverbial gloves on its dirty hands for long, and even the Jewish-Zionist-dominated mainstream media picked up stories on the true nature behind ISIS in particular and the roots of Takfiri terrorism more broadly speaking, despite its obvious intentions to provide as much as spin and false context as possible. The Sulzberger-family-owned New York Times admitted that the CIA is running guns to rebel forces from Turkey (2), and more importantly, released a mega-bombshell when it noted that there isn’t a secular fighting force in Syria to speak of (3). Also in the pages of the NYT, US President Obama – referred to adoringly by the Zionist Power Configuration’s Chicago division as America’s first Jewish president (4) – made it clear that arming “moderate” rebels was nothing but a fantasy (5). Obama’s deputy, Joe “I Am A Zionist (6)” Biden, blew the whistle on the Empire’s staunch allies inSaudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates for their pernicious roles in incubating and facilitating the spread of Takfiri fanatics across Bilad al-Sham (7).

Another bombshell was dropped by neocon-mouthpiece The Washington Post, which revealed in a devastating story that a gargantuan contingent of fighters operating under the fictitious “Free ‘Syrian’ Army (FSA)” banner who were trained by imperialist states went off and joined ISIS or Jabhat al-Nusra once their Western-sponsored training sessions were completed (8).

General John Allen, the American regime’s envoy to the recently created “anti-ISIS” international coalition, buried the FSA/“secular” rebel myth further in his confirmation of frequent Nusra-FSA battlefield coordination (9).

Reports continue popping up in the mainstream press of US humanitarian aid and other forms of supplies and equipment reaching ISIS, most recently in The Daily Beast (10), a most deplorable Zionist rag. Bottom line is, if “moderate” rebels don’t exist and the FSA was nothing but a media concoction, whom were the United States and its regional and international allies arming? Takfiris, plain and simple; murderous, fanatical Takfiris, many of whom were and are literally mentally unstable (11).

And yet, even the tip of the iceberg remains unscathed. The illegitimate, usurping Zionist entity’s hands, which have been present from the very beginning of the war on Syria in the shadows, going all the way back to 2004 when Mossad and the Zionist-run, Zionist-founded National Endowment For Democracy (NED) began cultivating Syrian opposition groups (12), have now become publically exposed as well, on more fronts than were previously known. The “Israelis” have been intimately involved in training the rebels in Jordan (13). Moreover, as confirmed by former FSA “general” and Jewish “state” quisling Salim Idris, “many, many” Mossad agents are “very active” in Syria (14), accumulating all sorts of intelligence for their plots, including spreading fearmongering amongst the Syrian Druze community in Sweida about the collapse of the Damascus government, solely to generate their support for thepotential partition of a southern chunk of Syria (15). Outspoken Likudnik and the usurping Jewish regime’s former ambassador to the US Michael Oren openly declared last year that “Israel” prefers Al-Qaeda to be in power over the Hizbullah-Iran-aligned Syria of Dr. Bashar al-Assad (16), a stance which “Israeli” Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz reiterated this week in the NYT by declaring that theIslamic Republic of Iran is a greater threat than ISIS (17).

The plot thickens still. Veteran Syrian “dissident” – i.e. US-Zionist tool – and founding member of the “Syrian” National Coalition/Council (SNC) Kamal al-Labwani, in an act of treason which cannot be more depraved, offered to give the illegally occupied Golan Heights to the Jewish supremacist regime in exchange for its implementation of a no-fly zone over Syria (18).

Kamal Al-Labwani visiting the Ziv Medical Center in Safed,

Sharif as-Safouri, the commander of the Free Syrian Army’s Al-Haramein Battalion, in a Youtube video uploaded this past summer, revealed that he has met with Zionist entity’s intelligence services, obtained weaponry from them and broke down the process of transferring wounded terrorists to IOF field hospitals (19).

Indeed, even the UN has noted that at the very least, dozens of Takfiri terrorists have been treated in the hospitals of the Zionist occupation army (20), with the true numbers likely expected to be in the hundreds, as every week “Israeli” news channels document operations conducted in coordination between “Syrian” oppositionists and IOF (21).

War criminal and prime minister of the usurping Jewish entity Benjamin Netanyahu visited one of these advanced field hospitals to consort with its Takfiri patients and governing IOF generals (22), in a true showing of just how much these rebels mean to “Israel”, for the only time the leader of a nation – or in this case, a demonic supremacist entity – visits a battlefield is to boost the morale of the men fighting for his cause, which, in this case, is Zionism.  These hospitals are a hotbed of disgusting Zionist apologia and Takfirism, particularly the Ziv Medical Center in occupied Safad, where rebels openly bash Hizbullah, Iran and Russia and beg Netanyahu to bomb Syria (23).

Beyond the medical treatment, political support and intelligence though, “Israel” is providing arms to the Takfiri rebels in Syria and on top of an undeclared truce that it has with Jabhat al-Nusra (24),its warplanes are serving as Jabhat al-Nusra’s air force in the face of the Syrian Arab Army (25). Amos Yadlin, the former director of Aman and infamously shady intelligence operator who gleefully admitted to the Zionist entity assassinating legendary Hizbullah commander Hajj Imad Mughniyeh and benefitting from Rafik Hariri’s killing (26),  brazenly declared in his typically arrogant tone that, “ISIS is not a significant threat to ‘Israel’ in the near future, and in an odd sense, it even provides some strategic opportunities for ‘Israel (27).”

Hence why the criminal Talmudic maniacs occupying Palestine are providing foodstuffs to the Iraqi division of ISIS (28), as well as giving it advanced weapons (29), and their Shin Bet domestic intelligence agency is gladly allowing Palestinians from the 1948 lands to join its ranks, as this not only allows “Israel” to have a direct role in the recruitment process of ISIS, but it also will prevent those who depart from returning to Palestine, a policy suggested by Jewish occupation regime Tourism Minister Uzi Landau (30). Thus, two strategic goals of the Zionist dragon are fulfilled:

  • its proxy, ISIS, is routinely injected with new Palestinian recruits – which bestows upon the Takfiri terrorist outfit an aura of credibility in the eyes of woefully ignorant Muslims worldwide as it is comprised of persons from the oppressed Palestinian people –
  • and it removes more and more “demographic threats” from the land it continues to colonize and decay with its satanic existence, from the River to the Sea.

With that said, it seriously could not be clearer that ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra and other Takfiri gangs, trained by NATO (31) and armed by the Jewish supremacist entity, are not the ragtag “moujahideen” that they try to sell themselves as to the unsuspecting Muslim youth across the globe; they are tools of Zio-Imperialism. And with at least five Britons a week leaving to join ISIS (32) and a French family of eleven departing only two weeks ago to join the Takfiris in Syria (33), it’s also clear that Western regimes aren’t engaging in any efforts whatsoever to curtail pro-ISIS adventurism, despite their boisterous claims to the contrary. Why? Because, to end where we began, and as the facts show, Takfiri terrorism isn’t “blowback” but the very instrument which “Israel”, the West and their marionettes in the region are using to impose their hegemony on states that refuse to bow to Zionist diktat.

Zionist-Takfiri Symbiosis: P2OG, The 2010 Baghdad Cathedral Massacre, SITE, Fake Beheadings and Mossad

While every piece of aforementioned evidence provides a damning portrayal of the Takfiris’ collaborationist identity, one must dig a bit further back in recent history to understand who they are in totality. Any analysis of Takfiri terrorism throughout the Maghreb and Mashreq, most prominently in Iraq, which fails to mention the Proactive, Preemptive Operations Group, better known by its acronym P2OG, is the very embodiment of incompleteness. Largely unknown by most, but tremendously powerful and absolutely essential to the mayhem and horror which have befallen the Arab and Islamic worlds, P2OG, is, in a word, the grandsire of ISIS.

Founded in 2002 by the Defense Science Board, which was run out of the office of Donald Rumsfeld – the shabbos goy front man for the Jewish neocon cabal that controlled the Bush administration, as well as the Jewish-Zionist billionaires Stephen Feinberg and Michael Steinhardt’s mega-corporation Cerberus Global Investments, which was responsible for setting up military bases and camps across then-occupied Iraq (34) – and Iraq War architect and “Full Spectrum Dominance” designer Paul Wolfowitz, P2OG overtly advocated using assassinations, sabotage and deception to stoke the Iraqi people into full-blown civil war. The shadowy, murderous intelligence agency, which worked, and continues to work side-by-side with the evil “Israeli” regime’s Mossad, was the brainchild of Zionist and PNAC (Project For A New American Century) member William J. Schneider Jr., who launched an all-out media blitz to justify the legitimacy and legality of P2OG (35), despite it being the very antithesis of both.

Simply put, P2OG, which remains fully operational and active, was and is creating Takfiri terrorism – and Takfiri terrorists – as a means of justifying increased Western-“Israeli” military-intelligence activity in the region. Without P2OG, the growth of Al-Qaeda in Iraq and like-similar groups would have been mute.  One of the most daring and murderous operations that emerged out of the P2OG-Mossad nexus was the Sayedat al-Najat Cathedral massacre that left almost 60 Iraqis murdered in the mixed Sunni-Shi’a-Christian Karada district of Baghdad on October 31st, 2010. While the mass media reported the atrocity as the handiwork of ISIS’s precursor, the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), a deeper investigation revealed that at the time, ISI wasn’t even operationally functional let alone capable of a special-ops-style assault such as this, and, as confirmed by a US Brigadier General, its alleged leader, Omar al-Baghdadi, was nothing but an invention. What really happened was an intricate Mossad operation, carried out with all of the genocidal “Tel Aviv” regime’s favorite toys, from car bombs to fake passports. As Hizbullah pointed out in the aftermath of the horror, the attack perfectly fit the recurring pattern of Zionism’s regional quest for destabilization and balkanization as well as the age-old “Israeli” plot to foment division between Muslims and Christians (36).

Although no analyst could have picked up on this at the time, four years later, it has also become luminously elucidated that the Sayedat al-Najat Cathedral massacre was designed to plant the ISI/ISIS seed of terror into the minds of the sheepish global masses, to lay the groundwork for its emergence as the most fearsome, most efficient Takfiri terrorist organization ever. However, now, like then, the fate of ISIS is not merely a link to the Zionist entity’s intelligence apparatuses but a front for them. The connection of the Sayedat al-Najat Cathedral massacre to current events is staggering. It was none other than SITE Intelligence Group – run by Rita Katz, an ex-IOF officer, Jewish supremacist fanatic, loathsome Islamophobe, daughter of an “Israeli” spy executed in Iraq and a person who has close ties to the Mossad via her close working relationship with Mossad agent Ben Venzke’s Intel Center – that “broke the story” on the October 31st, 2010 attack in Baghdad’s Karada (36), and it is SITE Intelligence Group once more that has “uncovered” the ISIS beheading videos today (37) which are serving as the false flag pretexts for America’s latest Zionist-induced adventure in the Maghreb and Mashreq. SITE and Intel Center have untouched hegemony over the information flow and sources used by mainstream media regarding “Islamic extremism”, and thus, whenever the mainstream media publishes anything pertaining to this subject matter, it is regurgitating the hasbara of Mossad.

If the SITE connection wasn’t shocking enough, further credence is granted to the factually sound theory of the ISIS beheading videos of James Foley and Steven Sotloff being pretexts for Anglo-Zionist intervention in Iraq and Syria when it is considered that the videos were quite possibly staged. British forensic experts believe that the Foley video is a fraud, citing “camera trickery and slick post-production techniques” as indications of this truth (38), and Al-Jazeera, the Zionist-founded Qatari media giant that has churned out propagandistic report after propagandistic report against Syria from jump street (39), also published a story suggesting the Foley and Sotloff videos were fakes, prior to taking the report down after the uproar it caused (40).

Video … beheadings between truth and deception

Steven Sotloff’s case is the fishier of the two, one of the utmost bizarreness really, as he wasn’t just American but also “Israeli”, which begs the question: what exactly was he doing in Syria? Moreover, Sotloff’s description as a “journalist” strongly appears to be a cover, as he earned his degree from the Mossad-linked Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya (41). Besides, despite “Israeli” and Jewish community media outlets ascribing the efforts to “friends and family”, who else but the Mossad could have carried out a 150-man operation to scrub Sotloff’s Jewish roots and “Israeli” connections from the web (42)? Due to all of the Zionist monsters’ noted connections to ISIS on the intelligence, political, military and logistical levels, is it possible that Sotloff’s beheading video was a high-level PSYOP that Sotloff himself was engaged in, to further International Jewry’s hegemonic agenda? With so much at stake in the region, the answer is a resounding “yes!”

While some ISIS apologists and sympathizers attempt to whitewash the Takfiri terrorist organization as being hostile to mainstream media, saying the group relies on its own media advisers to deliver its message to the world at large (43), the reality is the polar opposite, and the Takfiri gang’s connections to SITE, the Intel Center, Mossad and P2OG, going back nearly a decade, confirm this as an undeniable truism. Like a twisted, more parasitic version of symbiosis, ISIS doesn’t exist without Zionist support. Indeed, the relationship between “Israel” and ISIS is most comparable to the shark and the remora… the latter latches on to the former for scraps, while the former relies on the latter to do its dirty work and clean up its mess.

Oded Yinon, The Yeor Plan and Operation Oranim Reincarnated: Divide, Conquer and Steal The Water

Seeing ISIS and gaggles of other Takfiri groups rampage through Bilad al-Sham and Bilad al-Rafidayn, one cannot help but feel like the Jewish supremacist regime’s plan to break up the entire Arab-Islamic world into smaller, weaker, ethno-religious statelets and then take control over the region’s oil, gas and most especially water resources, written in 1982 by “Israeli” foreign policy advisor Oded Yinon and entitled “A Strategy For ‘Israel’ In The 1980s” (44), is being executed in real time. And that’s because it is. Unable to militarily impose its hegemony on the Arab-Islamic world directly, the Zionist entity, which strives to rule over a region which stretches from Egypt’s Nile to Iraq’s Euphrates in its very own Jewish Imperium, sought a different route, this time via proxy.

As Hizbullah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah eloquently pointed out in a July 2012 speech, since the Lebanese Islamic Resistance achieved victory over “Israel” in the 2006 July War with Syrian weapons and logistics, the usurping Halakhic regime has been working on a new military strategy to destroy the Syrian Arab Army (45), and by definition of their roles in the Resistance Axis, Hizbullah and Iran. ISIS is that new strategy.

In the wake of Al-Naksa, after “Israel” conquered the rest of Palestine, Egypt’s Sinai and Syria’s Golan Heights (Al-Jaulan), Zionist entity General Aaron Yariv launched a study into how to establish a zone of “hydraulic security” which would put all of Lebanon and Syria’s water resources under the absolute control of “Tel Aviv”. During the genocidal Jewish entity’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon, now deceased war criminal Ariel Sharon launched an operation within an operation, called “Oranim”, to bring this “hydraulic security” zone to fruition and destroy Syria militarily in the process. “Oranim” was a failure however, as the Syrian Arab Army resisted and derailed the scheme (46).

This failure did not put an end to the Zionists’ dreams though. Quite to the contrary. The Yinon Plan and Oranim remain very much at the forefront of the illegitimate Jewish entity’s political and strategic planning, it plainly realized that the implementation of each of these stratagems would be impossible without a shift in battlefield tactics.

Reflecting this are the highly publicized ISIS takeovers and attacks on waterways and dams in both Iraq and Syria, which aren’t being carried out for the Takfiri terrorist group’s own benefit, but for their Judaic masters’ century-old objectives. The Jewish “state” is in desperate need of water as its filthy settlers are either consuming and consuming until lands are bled dry, or polluting springs and wells to the point of no return. There is another “Tel Aviv” plot, the Yeor Plan, concocted in 1974 to see Nile water diverted from Egypt’s northern Sinai region through tunnels underneath the Suez Canal and ultimately, through the illegally besieged Gaza Strip into al-Naqab, referred to by occupying “Israeli” Jews as the “Negev”. The mafia-esque Talmudic enclave has waged water wars against Egypt, Sudan and Libya in the name of this plan (47), and now, using ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra and their Takfiri brethren as shock troops, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq can be added to the Yeor-Yinon-Oranim 2.0 file as well.

In Jewish folklore, the Golem is a creature made of clay and brought to life through Kabbalistic rituals and Hebrew incantations. The purpose of the creature is to take orders from its rabbinical creators, defend Jews and protect the interests of Jews. Can it be argued, really, that the Takfiris aren’t such creatures? They owe their very existence to the Jewish “state” and its dangerous, Gentile-hating, rabbinically-driven, supremacist intelligence services, and every action that they embroil themselves in, from one end of the region to the other, is for the benefit of “Israel”. And just like the Golem of Jewish folklore, if Zionism was to act as a rabbi ending his spell over his clay puppet and pull its support from the Takfiris, they would crumble and fade away into nothingness. ISIS should change its name to IGGSIS: “Israel’s” Goy Golem in Iraq and Syria.

Conclusion: Netanyahu, Al-Qaeda’s Stale Brand Name, GWOT’s Rejuvenation and Wahhabi-Takfirism’s Jewish Character

The 2001 September 11th terrorist attacks, Jewish-Zionist-orchestrated from soup to nuts, from the operation itself to the elephantine benefits that the “Israeli” regime reaped in its aftermath (48), cannot be comprehended without the acknowledgment that they were, first and foremost, a declaration of war on Islam. Hostility towards Islam is something that is embedded in the very core of Judaism – and obviously, Zionism, which is Judaism manifested geopolitically – and it extends outwards to every fiber of its ideological makeup. Muhammad (S.A.W.W.), the Holy Prophet of Islam, is viewed by the rabbinate as a “madman (49).”Muhammad (S.A.W.W.) and Prophet Jesus the Messiah (A.S.) have been linked together in degradation by Zohar III 282a of the Kabbalah, which refers to them as “dead dogs” who are buried in the realm of demons with worms, donkeys, dirt and vermin all around them (50). Additionally, the rabbinate views the Ishmaelite-Amalekite nation, the Arabs (and the Muslim Ummah as a whole, 250 million of which are Arabs), as its primary enemy. Therefore, simply by being an Arab, Muhammad (S.A.W.W.), by rabbinical edict, is the“spawn of Satan (51).”

The origins of the hatred for Muhammad (S.A.W.W.) began with a man seemingly omnipresent in Jewish affairs, haNesher haGadol, ‘the great eagle’ Maimonides, who believed the Holy Prophet of Islam to be a “maniac” and penned contempt-filled laws against Muslims which requires the Jew to diminish and destroy them (52). While inserting many escape clauses into his work and presenting a great deal of decoy texts to convince the goyim that he solemnly respected Muslims, the writings of Maimonides reserved only for “the chosen” were nothing short of homicidal towards believers in Islam, with the most poisonous tidbits reserved for Muhammad (S.A.W.W.) himself (53). What is most revealing of Maimonides’ feelings on Islam is that behind the hatred and incitement is an abyssal fear of it, as he swore in his ‘Epistle to Yemen,’ chilling indeed, “Islam is the cruelest and most implacable enemy that the Jewish people have faced in their entire history (54).” Taking this declaration and applying it to the current geopolitical state of affairs, with Maimonides being a rabbinical figure held close to the hearts of all Jews in general and Jewish extremists distinctively, the same Jewish extremists behind the slaughterous PNAC-Zionist wars destroying the Islamic world domino by domino, the convergence of political directives and spiritual motivations is illuminated: Zionism must destroy Islam so the ‘divine’ rabbinate can continue flourishing as global domineers.

And since Islam cannot be destroyed physically, nor can its Book, the Holy Qur’an, be assailed, as ALLAH (SWT) promised to preserve it in the 15th Surah’s 9th Ayah, International Zionism must then tarnish Islam’s image with the most dangerous weapon it has in its “chosenite” arsenal: the mass media, which, since Mossad’s false flag masterpiece on 9/11, has been pumping out piece after piece, via television, print and the internet, depicting Muslims as deranged, barbaric, irrational extremists hellbent on destroying the Western world. It is within this context that “Israeli” Prime Minister and butcher of Gaza Benjamin Netanyahu told a presidential conference in the usurping entity in June 2012 that “militant Islam” wouldn’t be defeated until the end of century (55). The Jewish gangster regime occupying Palestine, and its like-minded coreligionists across the planet, cannot adhere to the warning of their “great sage” Maimonides and wage a 100-year war against Islam if the “enemy” being targeted remains the same. The hasbara will grow stagnant and the minds of the world’s population will become less easier to control.

And with the brand name of Al-Qaeda growing stale in the wake of many of its operatives, i.e. Mossad-CIA-MI6 assets, being neutralized in Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan, occupied Afghanistan and elsewhere — most notably Osama Bin Laden, whose “death” was even more of a sham than the Foley and Sotloff beheading videos – it was time for the Zionists to revitalize their Global War On Terror (GWOT). Enter the fanatics of ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra, whom breathed new life into GWOT – which would die in an instant without an influx of “Muslims” behaving malevolently to spread propaganda about — and were basically Al-Qaeda on steroids; flashier, glossier, more violent and not hostile to the Jewish supremacist entity even in the slightest.

Instead, these new Takfiri players adhere to the disgustingly sectarian ideological Salafi-Wahhabi tenet of “Fighting nearby apostates is more important than fighting faraway infidels”, and even more despicable, “Shias are more dangerous than Jews (56).” As nonsensical as it is, according to ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra, the usurping Zionist disease isn’t responsible for the region’s decay, the Shi’a – and their allies – are, and this is why, in unblemished collusion with the Jewish occupation entity’s designs on the region, the Takfiris are in perpetual attack mode against Hizbullah, Iran, Syria, Iraq and now, with the Zionist-aligned House of Saud sanctioning suicide attacks against the Houthis (57), Yemen too.

This hateful, Zionist-backed ideology spewed and belched by the Takfiris is not in the same universe as Islam however, and it is not just important but existentially critical to make the distinction between the two, for the very linkage of Islam with Wahhabi-Takfirism is a crime against the former and an insult to its inherent purity, truthfulness and righteousness.

What Wahhabi-Takfirism most closely resembles is in fact Judaism. Like Judaism, which rejects the humanity of all other persons asgoyim, that is, cattle, while upholding the Jew as “God’s” gift to the universe and which strives to keep the Jew separate from the “inferior” goy, Wahhabi-Takfirism is intolerant to everyone and everything which doesn’t submit to its own perverted line of thinking, be they Sunnis, Shi’a, Sufis, Christians, Yazidis or anyone else. Also like the Jews, who, since the very first prophet they came into contact with, have undermined those prophets, slandered those prophets once they passed away and sinned against those prophets and ALLAH (SWT) by changing the holy revelations and scriptures to better suit their hedonistic, demonic ways, ISIS wants to change the Qur’an as it views some verses as “incorrect” and “distorted (58)”.In another example of blatant opposition to Islam, its love for knowledge and the civilizational advancements that it inspired, ISIS has banned philosophy and chemistry in Raqqa (59).

Within the first issue of “Dabiq”, ISIS’s English propaganda rag, in the section entitled “From Hijrah to Khilafah”, the Takfiri psychopaths make it clear that their strategy is one completely *devoid* of Divine guidance and totally immersed in lawlessness. ISIS says its terrorist fighters tore apart Iraq by unleashing “maximum chaos and targeting apostates of all different backgrounds”. This sounds eerily familiar to the Jews’ toxic Talmud which provides a multitude of justifications for murder, hatred and other debauched acts. In BT Kiddushin 66a, one will find this declaration that puts all of the genocidal Zionist wars of aggression into one hell of a perspective, “The best of the gentiles: kill him (60).” For world Jewry to reach its rabbinically-ordained position as globe holders, hatred for the enemy, the goyim, had to be religiously institutionalized to absolve Jews from wrongdoing in any act of subterfuge that they potentially engage in. This is confirmed by BT Pesahim 113b, “Hating your enemy {goyim} is permitted, even commanded (61).”

All of the Zionist rabbis within IOF draw their authoritative power from this verse, sending their fanatical followers into the olive groves, gardens, valleys and hills of holy Arab-Islamic-Christian land to murder innocents. According to BT Baba Bathra 10b however, there are no Arab (or non-Jewish in general) innocents, “The deeds of Israel are righteous, but the gentiles are capable only of sinning.” No matter how many crimes are committed or malevolence is engaged in by a rabbinic ‘sage’ or his followers, it is just dandy. BT Hagigah 27a confirms none of them will ever go to hell. And if Jewish-Zionist power is resisted, and the goyim fight back, BT Sanhedrin 58b demands vengeance, “A gentile who strikes a Jew deserves death. Striking a Jew is in God’s eyes an assault on the Divine Presence (62).” Is it now grasped why World Zionism hates Hizbullah, Iran, Syria, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the PFLP and others of the same resistant mentality so viscerally?

The frightening similarities between Judaism-Zionism and Wahhabi-Takfirism aren’t as bizarre or ironic as one may think. In fact, there is an uncomplicated, albeit incredibly well-hidden explanation behind the likenesses. As revealed by the Iraqi security services in a damning, earth-shattering intelligence report, Muhammad Ibn Abdul-Wahhab, the founder of Wahhabi-Takfirism, and the House of Saud, his financial benefactors and greatest allies, are all descendants of the Dönmeh, a fanatical Jewish sect originally from Turkey which professed faith in Islam in public while secretly practicing the more mystical, Kabbalistic aspects of Judaism and which was founded by Jewish false messiah Shabbatai Zevi. Abdul-Wahhab’s grandfather was Tjen Shulman, a member of Basra’s Dönmeh-descended Jewish community. The first Saudi monarch, Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, was a descendant of the Jewish merchant Mordechai bin Ibrahim bin Moishe, whose roots were also in Basra (63). Therefore, Wahhabi-Takfirism isn’t just *like* Judaism, it *is* Judaism, and it is disgracefully using Islam as its Mask of Zion.

By granting its Takfiri offspring such an extravagant amount of geopolitical significance, International Jewry has given those resisting its tyranny one more tentacle to be preoccupied with. Unbeknownst to the Zionists however is that those defying its suffocating hegemony over humanity have blown the lid off its little secret and they’re working tirelessly to keep it that way. Takfirism is Judaism-Zionism and vice versa, and no amount of hasbara in the world can reverse what has now been ripped out from under the rug, for the entire globe to see.

Through the exposé of ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra and company’s military-intelligence-political connections to “Israel” and NATO, as well as the Takfiris’ historical and ideological Jewish roots, a new era has begun in defense of Islam and in rejection of the US-“Israeli” Empire. With the truth as our weapon, the destruction of IGGSIS, “Israel’s” GoyGolem in Iraq and Syria, will not just deliver a blow to Operation Yeor-Yinon-Oranim 2.0, but it will also bring humans one step closer to coming to grips with the fact that there is no greater threat to the earth than Judeo-Zio-Imperialism, for if Wahhabi-Takfirism is just its spawn, what lies at its Judaic core must be, by virtue of its essence, infinitely more hideous and iniquitous. Don’t get it twisted though, something with such a nature, no matter how powerful it may become – and Organized Jewry is undoubtedly the globe’s most influential geopolitical force – has no other fate but collapse, as darkness must always face the light. May the faithful, disciplined and courageous hasten the sunrise.

~ The End ~


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(2) C.I.A. Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition by Eric Schmitt, The New York Times

(3) Islamist Rebels Create Dilemma on Syria Policy by Ben Hubbard, The New York Times

(4) Obama And The Jews by Pauline Dubkin Yearwood, The Chicago Jewish News

(5)  Obama On The World by Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times

(6) Biden in 2007 interview: I am a Zionist by Yitzhak Benhorin, Ynet

(7) Biden: Turks, Saudis, UAE funded and armed Al Nusra and Al Qaeda by Sharmine Narwani, Mideast Shuffle

(8) The Terrorists Fighting Us Now? We Just Finished Training Them by Souad Mekhennet, The Washington Post

(9) Washington Admits: FSA Equals Fictitious Syrian Army by Finian Cunningham, Strategic Culture

(10) U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS by Jamie Dettmer, The Daily Beast

(11) Australian Jihadist Who Tweeted Gruesome Photo Has Long History Of Mental Illness by A. Odysseus Patrick, The Washington Post

(12) Kiss Of ‘Democratic’ Death: Israel’s Plot To Take Down Syria I by Jonathan Azaziah, Mask of Zion

(13) Report: Syrian rebel forces trained by West are moving towards Damascus by The Jerusalem Post

(14) Rebel general claims Mossad operating in Syria by Ron Friedman, The Times of Israel

(15) Syria: History repeats itself in Sweida by Firas Choufi, Al-Akhbar English

(16) In public shift, Israel calls for Assad’s fall by Dan Williams, Reuters

(17) Don’t Make A Bad Deal With Iran by Yuval Steinitz, The New York Times

(18) Syrian dissident wants Israeli help, offers Golan in exchange by Elhanan Miller, The Times of Israel

(19) Syrian rebel commander says he collaborated with Israel by Elhanan Miller, The Times of Israel

(20) UN reveals close links between Israel and terrorist organizations in Syria by SANA

(21) Leader of terrorist organization in Daraa admits to visiting occupied Palestine to cooperate with Israeli authorities by SANA

(22) Netanyahu visits IDF field hospital in Golan Heights by Ynet

(23) Syrian patients in Israel call on Netanyahu to bomb Syria by Hassan Shaalan, Ynet

(24) Israel Is Cautiously Arming Syria’s Rebels — And Has A Fragile Unspoken Truce With An Al Qaeda Affiliate by Ehud Yaari, Business Insider

(25) Concealed By U.S. Airstrikes Israel Opens Nusra Path To Lebanon by Moon of Alabama

(26) ‘Israel benefitted Rafiq Hariri murder’ by Press TV

(27) ISIS is no existential threat to Israel by Amos Yadlin, Ynet

(28) Kurdish Authorities Find Israel-Packed Food in ISIL Hideouts by Fars News Agency

(29) Israeli arms seized from militants: Iraqi Cmdr. By Press TV

(30) 1948 Palestinians joining ISIS: isolated cases or organized recruitment? by Jamal Sweid, Al-Akhbar English

(31) Iraq Crisis: ISIS Terrorists were Trained by US in 2012 for Syria Conflict by Johnlee Varghese, International Business Times

(32) At Least Five Britons Join ISIL Weekly by Al-Manar

(33) Eleven family members believed to have left France for Syria jihad by Al-Akhbar English

(34) Jewish At The Root: Iraq’s Destruction, Hell Weapons, Hatred, Networking And The Interconnectedness Of It All by Jonathan Azaziah, Mask of Zion

(35) Israel’s Fission Field Warfare: Pakistan, Iraq and Egypt by Jonathan Azaziah, Mask of Zion

(36) The Baghdad Cathedral Massacre: Zionist Fingerprints All Over by Jonathan Azaziah, Mask of Zion

(37) Who is Behind the Islamic State (ISIL) Beheadings? Probing the SITE Intelligence Group by Professor James F. Tracy, Global Research

(38) Foley murder video ‘may have been staged’ by Bill Gardner, The Telegraph

(39) Kiss Of ‘Democratic’ Death: Israel’s Plot To Take Down Syria II by Jonathan Azaziah, Mask of Zion

(40) Al Jazeera Deletes Story Suggesting James Foley and Steven Sotloff Beheading Videos Were Fake by Ewan Palmer, International Business Times

(41) Steven Sotloff, killed by Islamic State, had deep roots in Israel by Debra Kamin, The Times Of Israel

(42) The operation to hide Steven Sotloff’s Jewish and Israeli background online by Yitzhak Benhorin, Ynet

(43) The Islamic State’s media warfare by Ali Hashem, Al-Monitor

(44) “Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East by Israel Shahak, Global Research

(45) Nasrallah: US manipulated Syria grievances by Al-Akhbar English

(46) Why We Must Change The Narrative On Syria by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, Counter Currents

(47) The Zionist Infestation Of Africa Revisited: The More Details, The More Devils by Jonathan Azaziah, Mask of Zion

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(56) Why isn’t the Islamic State fighting Israel? by Radwan Mortada, Al-Akhbar English

(57) The road between Tehran and Riyadh: ‘closed’ until further notice by Fouad al-Ibrahim, Al-Akhbar English

(58) Daesh (ISIS) Want To Rewrite The Quran by Al-Jadeed; reprinted by Pakistan Defence

(59) Isil bans philosophy, chemistry in Syria schools by Gulf News

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(63) The Dönmeh: The Middle East’s Most Whispered Secret (Part II) by Wayne Madsen, Strategic Culture

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YPG – YPJ Command Statement, 10.30.14

Posted on October 30, 2014 by Alexandra Valiente


Editorial Comment:

If it is true as the final report here states, that the YPJ-YPG have agreed to align with the counter-revolutionary FSA to “defeat ISIL” in Kobane, there will be no further reports regarding their efforts published on this website. There is no difference between the FSA, al Qaeda, al Nusra and ISIL.  What the globalists have failed to do through all other means they may be attempting to accomplish in Syria by transforming a revolutionary movement with tremendous potential into an imperial proxy army.  Should this occur, there will be no future for this movement in Syria or the Kurdish people’s promising experiment in stateless democracy. The YPJ-YPG would then be defeated from within, but will not take Syria down in the process.

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86 gang members killed in Kobanê

YPG (People’s Protection Units) Press Centre has reported in a written statement that attacks by the ISIS gangs to occupy Kobanê continued on the 45th day. A total of 86 gang members were killed in the last 24 hours of violent clashes.The statement pointed out that ISIS gangs were launching large-scale attacks after bringing more reinforcements and heavy weapons from Raqqa, Minbic, Jarablus and Gire Spî (Tal Abyad), and that all the attacks of the gangs were repulsed as they were inflicted major blows.YPG Press Centre stated that on the eastern front, hand-to-hand fighting between YPG forces and ISIS gangs continued along the day and night in the Kaniya Kurda neighbourhood, Municipality Streeet and Azadî Square. Figures as to the casualties couldn’t be made certain yet as clashes in the region are continuing, YPG said, adding that gangs were inflicted a severe blow and 18 members of theirs were ascertained killed in the fighting on the eastern front.On the southern front -the statement said- ISIS gangs launched a major offensive which was harshly responded by YPG forces. A total of 54 members of the gangs were killed in the fighting still going on in this region.

The statement said YPG forces also carried out assaults on the gangs deployed around Kobanê, adding; “1 taxi belonging to the gangs was destroyed, and 4 militants inside killed, in an assault which targeted the gang groups deployed around the village of Helinc to the southeast of Kobanê. 3 other members of the gangs were killed after YPG fighters destroyed a vehicle of theirs near the Izea village on the western front of the town. Another assault by YPG forces targeted 2 vehicles near the village of Minaze, again to the south of Kobanê, leaving at least 7 gang members killed.”

YPG Press Centre added that 16 fighters of the YPG have fallen whilst putting up a brave resistance in the last one day of violent clashes with the gangs.

Clashes getting heavier in Kobanê

Fighting between YPG/YPJ forces and ISIS gangs in Kobanê town of West Kurdistan, Rojava, has got heavier as of Wednesday evening.According to the reports coming through, ISIS gangs have launched a new wave of intensified attacks on the Mürşitpınar border crossing between Kobanê and Pirsus [Suruç] in the evening hours.YPG-YPJ guerrillas are fiercely responding to the rocket, mortar and heavy weaponry attacks of ISIS gangs. Explosions are also being heard from the scene of clashes.YPG sources have reported that a number of ISIS members have been killed in the fighting.

As clashes intensified, an ISIS position near the border gate has been hit by coalition airrcraft late in the evening. Clashes which discontinued for a while after the aerial bombardment restarted later and are still continuing.

Fighting between Protection Units and ISIS gangs has also intensified at the eastern frontline.

In the meantime, peshmerga forces from South Kurdistan haven’t crossed into Kobanê yet. Uncertainity continues as to the time of their entrance into the town under attack by ISIS gangs.

Over 20 ISIS members killed in Sinjar

HPG (People’s Defense Forces) Sinjar Command has released a statement giving information about the intensifying clashes with ISIS gangs around the village of Solak in Sinjar town of South Kurdistan.The statement said HPG guerrillas and YBS (Sinjar Resistance Units) fighters have launched an expansive operation in memory of their comrades fallen fighting in Sinjar. Patriotic circles including tribes, who have no relations with any political groups, are also taking part in the offensive which has been launched in response to the intensified attacks of ISIS gangs in the Solak village region.HPG Sinjar Command stated that an attack was carried out against gangs heading from Solak region to the mountainside Tuesday evening. 7 gang members were killed in the attack which was launched from two directions.According to the statement, 7 members of the gangs were killed and 10 others wounded in another action by Kurdish forces targeting a position and heavy weapon-laden vehicle of the gangs.

HPG said 1 ISIS member was killed in a suicide attack in Solak village Wednesday morning.

The statement remarked that HPG-YBS forces also launched an offensive against the gangs deployed near the Nerka mountain to the east of Solak village this morning. The mountain was entirely cleansed of gangs and taken under control by guerrillas as result of the offensive during which over 10 gang members were killed and many others wounded.

Kurdish forces have also seized large quantities of ammunition belonging to ISIS gangs during the actions and operations of recent days.

HPG Sinjar Command vowed to continue the resistance until Sinjar is liberated and called on everyone to join the ranks of the HPG and YBS in order to complement the fighting and struggle against gangs in Sinjar.

Peshmerga delegation back from Kobanê to Suruç

A delegation of 10 peshmerga fighters who have crossed into Kobanê early Thursday have turned back to Suruç in the evening.Following day-long talks with YPG/YPJ [People's/Women's Protection Units] commanders regarding the crossing of their forces and heavy weapons into the town, the delegation has turned back to the Çukobirlik site near the Mürşitpınar border crossing, where 150 peshmerga fighters are still being kept waiting since their arrival yesterday.Turkish military and police forces have in the meantime taken intense measures in the area where the peshmerga units are kept waiting.

Asya Abdullah: There will be coordinated work in Kobanê

PYD Co-President Asya Abdullah, commenting on the peshmerga and FSA forces arriving in Kobanê for the IMC main news bulletin, said: “Up to now the resistance in Kobanê has changed many things for both the YPG/YPJ and the Free Syria Army (FSA). ISIS has suffered significant blows at the hands of the resistance and this new assistance will change the equilibrium further.”  Abdullah added that the peshmerga and FSA groups coming to Kobanê would operate in a coordinated way under the command of the YPG.Answering a question regarding the arrival of peshmerga and FSA forces, the PYD Co-President said they would help to further bolster the resistance against ISIS. She said that the YPG and the FSA had made an alliance previously, and that the Burkan Al Firat forces affiliated to the FSA had been involved in the resistance, adding: “they have also lost fighters in battle”. She said the YPG had assessed a request from the FSA a few days ago, after which the groups had come to Kobanê.Asya Abdullah said the groups would act in a coordinated way, adding: “they will be under the command of the YPG, but the YPG and FSA carry out joint work in Kobanê, therefore work will be coordinated.”

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Assad’s warnings start to ring true in Turkey


BEIRUT (Reuters) – When Sunni rebels rose up against Syria’s Bashar al-Assad in 2011, Turkey reclassified its protégé as a pariah, expecting him to lose power within months and join the autocrats of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen on the scrap heap of the “Arab Spring”.
Assad, in contrast, shielded diplomatically by Russia and with military and financial support from Iran and its Shi’ite allies in Lebanon’s Hezbollah, warned that the fires of Syria’s sectarian war would burn its neighbors.
For Turkey, despite the confidence of Tayyip Erdogan, elected this summer to the presidency after 11 years as prime minister and three straight general election victories, Assad’s warning is starting to ring uncomfortably true.
Turkey’s foreign policy is in ruins. Its once shining image as a Muslim democracy and regional power in the NATO alliance and at the doors of the European Union is badly tarnished.
Amid a backlash against political Islam across the region Erdogan is still irritating his Arab neighbors by offering himself as a Sunni Islamist champion.
The world, meanwhile, is transfixed by the desperate siege of Kobani, the Syrian Kurdish town just over Turkey’s border, under attack by extremist Sunni fighters of the Islamic State (IS) who are threatening to massacre its defenders.
Erdogan has enraged Turkey’s own Kurdish minority – about a fifth of the population and half of all Kurds across the region – by seeming to prefer that IS jihadis extend their territorial gains in Syria and Iraq rather than that Kurdish insurgents consolidate local power.
The forces holding on in Kobani are part of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), closely allied to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has fought a 30-year war against the Turkish state and is now holding peace talks with Ankara.
Meanwhile, Turkish tanks stood idly by as the unequal fight raged between the PYD and IS, while Erdogan said both groups were “terrorists” and Kobani would soon fall. It was a public relations disaster.
It drew criticism from NATO allies in the US-led coalition, which has bombed jihadi positions around the town in coordination with the PYD. It also prompted Kurdish riots across south-east Turkey resulting in more than 40 dead.
At the same time, Turkey’s air force bombed PKK positions near the Iraqi border for the first time in two years, calling into question the 2013 ceasefire declared by Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed PKK leader. PKK commanders warned that if Turkey let Kobani fall, they would go back to war.
Yet now that the United States has dropped arms to Kobani’s defenders, Erdogan has been forced to relent and open a Turkish corridor for Peshmerga fighters from Iraq to reinforce Kobani.
Turkish officials fear this will provoke reprisals in Turkey by IS, activating networks it built during the two years the Erdogan government allowed jihadi volunteers to cross its territory to fight in Syria. Almost anything Turkey does now comes with big risks.
The polarization within Turkey along sectarian and ethnic lines – which analysts say Erdogan has courted with his stridently Sunni tone as communal conflict between Sunni and Shi’ite rages to Turkey’s south – is easy to detect in the poor and deeply conservative district of Fatih in Istanbul.
“I prefer to have IS than PKK in control of Kobani,” says Sitki, a shopkeeper. “They are Muslims and we are Muslims. (But) we as Muslims should be ruled by the Koran under Sharia law.”
Another local shopkeeper, Nurullah, 35, broadly agreed:
“The only mistake the government has made is to open the door to Kurdish refugees. PYD and PKK are the same, both terrorists. How do (the Americans) have the nerve to ask us to help PYD?”
“Of course Islamic State has sympathizers here because they are wiping out the PKK,” Nurullah continued.
Nearby, a bearded Arabic-speaking man who declined to be named said it made sense that “Turkey as a Sunni nation supports IS over the crusaders”, a hostile reference to the US-led coalition against IS of which Turkey looks an unwilling party.
The increasingly overt Sunni alignment of Erdogan’s Turkey is, paradoxically, contributing to its isolation, at a time when the United States has won the support of the Sunni Arab powers, led by Saudi Arabia, in the campaign against IS.
Partly, that is because Erdogan and his new prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who as foreign minister was the architect of Turkey’s eastward turn away from the EU, continue to champion the pan-Islamic Muslim Brotherhood, ousted in Egypt last year and banned across the Gulf.
But it is also because of Ankara’s ambivalence towards IS, which some in Turkey’s government saw as a bulwark against its three main regional adversaries: the Assad regime, the Shi’ite-led government in Iraq, and the Kurds.
“Their policy is making Turkey look completely isolated”, says Hugh Pope of the International Crisis Group.
Yet there is a wide consensus that Erdogan and his Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) tried and failed to take a leadership role as the turmoil of the Arab Spring swept across the region and have ended up by infecting Turkey’s secular republic with the sectarianism plaguing the Levant.
“From a zero problems policy (with neighbors) to zero neighbors,” said a headline in the leftist Evrensel newspaper in reference to the AKP policy of entente with neighboring states.
Behlul Ozkan, a political scientist at Istanbul’s Marmara University, says the Erdogan government has supported Islamist movements in the Middle East to establish a sphere of influence and play a leadership role.
“When the Arab Spring started, Davutoglu saw it as an opportunity for his imperial fantasy of establishing the Ikhwan (Muslim Brotherhood) belt from Tunisia to Gaza.

“They are obsessed with destroying the Assad regime. They see IS as an opportunity for Turkey since it is fighting its enemies on three fronts: against Baghdad’s Shi’ite-dominated leadership, against Assad, and the PYD, which is an affiliate of the PKK.”

Soli Ozel, a prominent academic and commentator, said the Erdogan government’s initial expectation was that the Muslim Brotherhood would come to power in Syria.

“Turkish officials believed a year and a half ago they could control the jihadis but they played with fire. This was a policy of sectarianism and they got into something … they couldn’t control, and that is why we are here”.

Other commentators and Turkish officials say Western and Arab powers that called for Assad to be toppled but refused to give mainstream Syrian rebels the weapons to do it are to blame for the rise of Jihadis in the resulting vacuum.
“They (Turkish officials) bet on Assad to fall and when they lost, instead of backing off they are doubling down,” says Hakan Altinay of the Brookings Institution. “They are not the only culprits. The international community is also a culprit in this affair”.
But uppermost among Ankara’s fears is the prospect that Syrian Kurds led by the PYD — newly legitimized by their alliance with the United States — will establish a new Kurdish entity on Turkey’s frontiers, which will incite Turkey’s Kurds to seek self government.
“In the realpolitik of all this, IS is fighting all the enemies of Turkey — the Assad regime, Iraqi Shi’ites and the Kurds — but the spillover effect is that it is now paying the price in terms of its vulnerability on the Kurdish question,” says Kadri Gursel, a prominent liberal columnist.
Cengiz Candar, veteran columnist and expert on the Kurdish issue adds:

 “If Syrian Kurds are successful and establish self-rule they will set a precedent and a model for Turkey’s Kurds, and more than 50 percent of Kurds in the world live here”.

Turkey is thus caught between two fires: the possibility of the PKK-led Kurdish insurgency inside Turkey reviving because of Ankara’s policy towards the Syrian Kurds; and the risk that a more robust policy against IS will provoke reprisal attacks that could be damage its economy and the tourist industry that provides Turkey with around a tenth of its income.
Internationally, one veteran Turkish diplomat fears, IS “is acting as a catalyst legitimizing support for an independent Kurdish state not just in Syria but in Turkey” at a time when leading powers have started to question Turkey’s ideological and security affiliations with the West.
(Additional reporting by Ece Toksabay in Istanbul; Editing by Giles Elgood)


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The USA’s answer to the problems in Iraq is to introduce even more weapons

US considers arming Iraqi tribes in IS fight

Source: Trend
US considers arming Iraqi tribes in IS fight

The U.S. will consider arming tribes in Iraq’s al-Anbar province with the precondition that the move is approved by the Iraqi government, Anadolu Agency reoprted reffering to the statement by the chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Gen. Martin Dempsey said Iraqi security forces in the province are in defensive positions and would be unlikely be able to respond to a request for assistance from the Albu Nimr tribe, stranded by IS.

“That’s why we need to expand the train, advise and assist mission into the al-Anbar province,” he said. “But the precondition for that is that the government of Iraq is willing to arm the tribes.” Dempsey also noted that there are signals from the Iraqis that they would approve such a measure but nothing yet official.

The train assist and advice mission will have three components, Dempsey said. The first of which would cover the Iraqi army and peshmerga forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government; the second is to reach out to the local tribes and third is to form a national guard.

Currently, the focus has been on the Iraqi security forces.

“We got a program in place where we’re beginning to restore some offensive capability and mindset to the Iraqi security forces. We need to think about how to do that with the tribes,” he said.

The general also said that the tribes should be armed in order to help them link with isolated Iraqi forces spread around Iraqi territory.

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Isis, Jabhat al-Nusra and Other Islamist Groups Are One And The Same. There are no “moderate” terrorists

 by Robert Fisk

October 30, 2014 “ICH” – “The Independent” – Phones were ringing through the army headquarters in central Damascus and a veteran of Syria’s 1982 war with Israel in Lebanon was explaining how all wars involved victories and defeats – that Syria’s forces also suffered setbacks in their war against “terrorism” – when the news arrived at his own desk. A flurry of calls established that Jabhat al-Nusra rebels had stormed into the centre of Idlib, the surrounded but still government-held city west of Aleppo; that they had captured the governor’s office and were beheading senior Syrian officers. Our interview was not intended to have gone quite like this. It was a good day to see the general. Which means it was a bad day.   

The leading Syrian army officer, who requested anonymity, takes a shrewd view of events – and history – and clearly had no objection to America’s air strikes on Isis targets in his country, although he viewed them dispassionately. “Our army doesn’t know where or when these strikes are going to happen,” he said. “We see aircraft on our radar – we can see everything – but if our checkpoints (on the front) see the strikes, it is only by chance. We and the Americans are not sharing information with each other. The Americans just do it. It’s natural. They decide in the UN that they are going to do these strikes. Syria says ‘yes’. We are fighting ‘Daesh’ (Isis) and the other terrorist groups. But America never asked us about their targets.”

Isis, Jabhat al-Nusra and other Islamist groups are one and the same – he dismisses the Free Syrian Army (FSA) so beloved of President Barack Obama and US Republicans as more of a fantasy army than a reality – and insists that the strategy of Isis and Jabhat al-Nusra is the same wherever the Syrian army fights them. “It’s the same plan, the same orders, and we are using the same tactics in fighting them. There is a priority for the Syrian army – to know where they have to fight. I can’t say that in all the military operations that the Syrian army is taking the upper hand. War is not just about victory. There are winners and losers. That is the nature of war.”

That’s when the phones started ringing. Other officers arrived in the general’s office. He walked into another room to take a call. His right-hand fingers tapped on his desk. Was the army to announce the events in Idlib? But he returned to our interview, remembering exactly where he had broken off. “Yes, there are places where the Syrian army loses and there are some setbacks, we can’t deny that. We don’t pretend that we always have victories. But our victories are bigger than our losses. Three days ago a town called Moraq – strategic between Idlib and Aleppo was recaptured by our army – the main road from Damascus to Aleppo is now completely safe.”

But not Idlib. The phones rang again. “Nusra tried to infiltrate into the city, but we foiled them,” he said triumphantly. True. But the general didn’t mention – perhaps did not even then know – that his own comrades were being beheaded, even as the army was about to recapture the governor’s office. By chance, I had been asking the general about Raqqa province, whose last military fortress and airbase was captured by Isis and Jabhat al-Nusra this year. Videos showed hundreds of Syrian soldiers being executed beside mass graves, one even showed two fighter jets being towed through the streets by rebels. And within days, reports from outside Syria spoke of Isis being trained on Mig-21s by former Iraqi pilots.

He knew about the jets. “This is cheap propaganda – these were old, unflyable jets that stood near the airbase gates. If they could have been flown, we would have taken them away. They were very old Mig-17s, junk jets without radar or control. We couldn’t rebuild them – and nor can they. Even the Russians can’t rebuild them. We know everything that is flying over Syria – even the American planes – but these old Migs can never leave the ground.”

As for Raqqa and its citizens and the fate of his soldiers, he was visibly angry. “Isis is reactionary, trying to represent the past – the medieval era. There are executions, torture, they are telling people they are practising sharia. And they are teaching children how to behead people….” The general would not speculate on how many of Syria’s soldiers had been murdered in Raqqa. “I can’t give you exact numbers – some are still missing, videos can be doctored. We don’t take Isis’s word for anything. There are soldiers who have been captured. We don’t know how many.” Unknown to the general, up to 70 soldiers had just been beheaded in Idlib.

I was surprised, I said, that Syria does not call these executions war crimes – as Syria’s enemies always accuse Syria of war crimes. But it was clear from his reply that this is a war without any prisoners. “The Syrian Arab Army has been in open war with terrorists for four years. Of course we are feeling angry. We have setbacks and they are targeted by us every day. We are killing hundreds of them. I am not going to give Syria to these stupid people. We are fighting to the death. But we are for a political resolution. We are concerned that in the end there must only be a political resolution for Syria. Eliminate the terrorists – all the people in the world are against them – and anyone who carries weapons against Syrian soldiers or the Syrian government or civilian people is involved in terrorism. We will deal with them. America did this because a journalist was murdered – it was a pretext for America to come to Syria. But we are going to eliminate all the terrorists on Syrian soil. In my opinion, we are cooperating with the Coalition because we said ‘yes’ when they attacked Isis. The UN resolution was a sign of cooperation.”

As for the battle of Ain al-Arab, or Kobani, on the Turkish border – famous on television screens around the world – the general had some cynicism. “We must separate the military and the political. Ain al-Arab is a Syrian town, the majority of its people are Kurds and Isis attacked them, just to control it. And to base themselves there, because it’s a border town. Politically, however, there is something of a theatre about this. The Turks want to have a buffer zone and to pressure the US to give them this buffer zone. And the Americans are trying to push Turkey into the war situation. This is the ‘headline’! But they are trying to use each other, the Turks and the Americans, and Ain al-Arab’s civilians are paying the cost of this.”

As for the FSA into which the US put so much faith, he laughs. “There may be some in Idlib and near Deraa.”There were soldiers and some officers who defected from the Syrian army,” he said. “Some asked to come back and are in our army again. Others returned and we sent them home.” More Dad’s Army, it would seem to the general, than the Free Syrian Army.

ISIS threatens the Ismaili capital of Syria

The Syrian village of al-Silmiya. (Photo: Al-Akhbar)
Published Thursday, October 30, 2014
The military operation in the northern and western countryside of Hama has almost achieved its goal, with the Syrian army recapturing most of the towns in the region. However, the war is still raging near al-Silmiya front in the eastern countryside, where the threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to terrorize local residents. People in Silmiya believe that the Syrian regime “which is taking upon itself to protect minorities” will not forget their city, the capital of the Ismaili minority in the region.
The people of al-Silmiya live in constant fear; “ISIS is at our doorstep,” they say.
Located at one of the most critical roads for both the army and the militants, al-Silmiya is part of Hama’s eastern countryside, halfway between Hama’s western countryside and Idlib. More importantly, the town lies halfway between Hama’s military airport and Khanasser in Aleppo’s countryside, which leads to the city of Aleppo.
The towns of Saan, Saboura, and Akareb located to the northeast of al-Silmiya constitute its defense line against smaller nomadic towns under ISIS control.
Although an army unit led by Colonel Shouheil al-Hassan was dispatched from Aleppo to the western countryside to recapture Rahba Khitab and the surroundings of Mahrada, locals here are still worried that the regime would balk at defending their town if it is invaded by ISIS. Nevertheless, the army’s control of the western countryside and the town of Mork in the north of Hama restored some hope to the people of Silmiya.
A local high ranking figure described al-Silmiya as a dual site for intellectuals and infidels in the midst of a conservative Islamic population “that shares the same affiliation.” But locals reject the use of the term “infidel” to describe the town known as “the birthplace of Cairo and the Fatimid dynasty” [the first Fatimid caliph, Ubaidullah al-Mahdi, was a al-Silmiya native]. They instead substitute “infidel” with poverty, hence intellect in this town is coupled with the poverty of its rebels who advocate the same ideas as those of late Syrian poet Mohammed al-Maghout, a town native.

At the onset of the “Syrian revolution,” al-Silmiya witnessed some unique demonstrations with protesters proudly drinking and raising a glass to the civil revolution.

At the onset of the “Syrian revolution,” al-Silmiya witnessed some unique demonstrations with protesters proudly drinking and raising a glass to the civil revolution. The number of demonstrators reached 4,000 at one point, but it all ended with the first bullet that transformed the protests into a conflict between Islamist fighters and the authorities, while opponents in al-Silmiya tried to distance themselves [from the conflict].
People here are proud that their protesters were the only ones who did not emerge from mosques. However, most residents acknowledge that they were not able to positively influence their surroundings for reasons related to intellectual and sectarian differences.
Bahaa, an opposition member in Silmiya, said “Silmiya was the third town to revolt after Daraa and Banyas; protesters at the beginning raised slogans calling for reform and for solidarity with Daraa and other slogans celebrating Syrian pride.”
ISIS at the doorstep
The specter of war is looming over the far eastern part of the town. In fact, al-Silmiya is separated from al-Shaer Mountain in the north of Homs by the villages of Berri, Okayrbat, and al-Soha, with the last two being important ISIS strongholds located to the east of Silmiya in Hama’s eastern countryside. The demarcation line also surrounds the town from the east to the north, including the villages of al-Mabouja and al-Saan – the last village of Silmiya before the Syrian Desert.
People of Saan engaged in direct battles against ISIS militants who control neighboring Okayrbat. They had to leave their town in a sad exodus which was not covered by the media.
Marwan, a town native who fought alongside the National Defense Forces, said local young men fought to recapture their village and transformed into a confrontation point against ISIS-controlled areas.
He said that the village of Berri is witnessing similar battles against local militants because it overlooks the farms of some villages under militants’ control such as Edima and Um Mil.
About a year ago, ISIS captured the village of Abu Hubaylat, located to the north east of Silmiya, a town that did not have a large population. Meanwhile, local militants control Taksis village in the south west of Silmiya, barricading themselves in the town’s rugged terrain linked to the Assi river basin.
Not far from the threat of militants in Homs’ northern countryside, al-Silmiya is only a few kilometers away from al-Zaafarana and Ezzeddin road which leads to Talbissa and Rastan, where the ISIS threat reemerges from the south.
Hence, al-Silmiya residents will find themselves surrounded from all sides in any upcoming war that would threaten the particularity of this town located in the heart of Syria.
Awaiting the imam
In this poverty stricken town, neglected by the government, people have resorted to the “Imam” Agha Khan. Here, it is normal to hear sentences such as “the Imam ordered us to distance ourselves from the conflict between the regime and Islamists,” or “the Imam will not leave us and he is working to fix our problems.”
Hani, another opposition member in the town, believes that Agha Khan, the leader of an Ismaili sect, has a certain influence on believers but civil and secular individuals do not care about “the orders of the Imam,” and these were the ones who led the protests in the town.
He explained that locals who do not advocate sectarianism are fearful following the fall of many villages in the town’s countryside, in addition to the threat of ISIS that worries everyone.

“The people of Silmiya were never sectarian fanatics, and the supporters of Agha Khan were never his spokespersons like they are today.” – Hani, opposition member

“The people of Silmiya were never sectarian fanatics, and the supporters of Agha Khan were never his spokespersons like they are today,” Hani said, adding “they interpret every sign of danger with great fear and they await some sort of a savior.”
The role of local associations
Like many other Syrian towns, al-Silmiya is coping with the loss of dozens of its young men who were martyred while fighting with the army or the National Defense Forces in battles at its eastern border.
The town has a population of about 150,000 residents, and in the summer it suffered a severe water crisis, after the water pipe running through the lawless al-Waer neighborhood in Homs was cut off.
The problem was temporarily solved in cooperation with Agha Khan association that provided interim alternatives which brought water back to households in Silmiya and parts of Hama.
However, visitors will be shocked to see widespread poverty and chaos in the town despite all the talk about development projects launched by Agha Khan association. Today, the association is focusing on relief efforts in cooperation with al-Birr charity organization and the Higher Shia Ismaili Council.
Ghaleb al-Mir Ghaleb, head of al-Adiyat Charity Organization, said the stature of Agha Khan is deeply rooted in the sect as a spiritual leader. During the crisis, he called upon his followers not to raise arms against the state.
Al-Mir said local associations are working together to help refugees and the poor in the town, and today they are seeking to give out $100 (16,000 Syrian Lira) cash aid to about 20,000 people in Silmiya. In addition, relief organizations are aiding refugees from Talbissa and Rastan who fled to the town since the beginning of the war, without showing off their assistance.
Today, peaceful protests are long gone, and people are left with distant memories of early protesters, some of whom met suspicious destinies. One protester from Akareb village was killed by Harasta rebels who wrote “traitor dog” on his body, accusing him of being an agent of the regime.
Of course, the name of this brave man who touched the hearts of Silmiya’s protesters was listed among the victims killed by the regime which was published by the Center of Documentation of Violations in Syria in 2012, without investigating the details surrounding his death.
This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition.

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