Russia takes artificially overvalued dollars & uses them to buy artificially undervalued gold

And now Putin sells Russian energy resources in exchange for these US dollars, artificially propped by the efforts of the West. With which he immediately buys gold, artificially devalued against the U.S. dollar by the efforts of the West itself!

The Golden Trap of Chess Master Vladimir Putin

putin-chess-vs-eu-usa-529x336 by Dmitry Kalinichenko

Accusations of the West towards Putin traditionally are based on the fact that he worked in the KGB. And therefore he is a cruel and immoral person. Putin is blamed for everything. But nobody ever accused Putin of lack of intelligence.

Any accusations against this man only emphasize his ability for quick analytical thinking and making clear and balanced political and economic decisions.

Often Western media compares this ability with the ability of a grandmaster, conducting a public chess simul. Recent developments in US economy and the West in general allow us to conclude that in this part of the assessment of Putin’s personality Western media is absolutely right.   

Despite numerous success reports in the style of Fox News and CNN, today, Western economy, led by the United States is in Putin’s trap, the way out of which no one in the West can see or find. And the more the West is trying to escape from this trap, the more stuck it becomes.

What is the truly tragic predicament of the West and the United States, in which they find themselves? And why all the Western media and leading Western economists are silent about this, as a well guarded military secret? Let’s try to understand the essence of current economic events, in the context of the economy, setting aside the factors of morality, ethics and geopolitics.

After realizing its failure in Ukraine, the West, led by the US set out to destroy Russian economy by lowering oil prices, and accordingly gas prices as the main budget sources of export revenue in Russia and the main sources of replenishment of Russian gold reserves.

It should be noted that the main failure of the West in Ukraine is not military or political. But in the actual refusal of Putin to fund the Western project of Ukraine at the expense of the budget of Russian Federation. What makes this Western project not viable in the near and inevitable future.

Last time under president Reagan, such actions of the West’s lowering of oil prices led to ‘success’ and the collapse of USSR. But history does not repeat itself all the time. This time things are different for the West. Putin’s response to the West resembles both chess and judo, when the strength used by the enemy is used against him, but with minimal costs to the strength and resources of the defender. Putin’s real policies are not public. Therefore, Putin’s policy largely has always focused not so much on effect, but on efficiency.

Very few people understand what Putin is doing at the moment. And almost no one understands what he will do in the future.

No matter how strange it may seem, but right now, Putin is selling Russian oil and gas only for physical gold.

Putin is not shouting about it all over the world. And of course, he still accepts US dollars as an intermediate means of payment. But he immediately exchanges all these dollars obtained from the sale of oil and gas for physical gold!

To understand this, it is enough to look at the dynamics of growth of gold reserves of Russia and to compare this data with foreign exchange earnings of the RF coming from the sale of oil and gas over the same period.

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Moreover, in the third quarter the purchases by Russia of physical gold are at an all-time high, record levels. In the third quarter of this year, Russia had purchased an incredible amount of gold in the amount of 55 tons. It’s more than all the central banks of all countries of the world combined(according to official data)!

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In total, the central banks of all countries of the world have purchased 93 tons of the precious metal in the third quarter of 2014. It was the 15th consecutive quarter of net purchases of gold by Central banks. Of the 93 tonnes of gold purchases by central banks around the world during this period, the staggering volume of purchases – of 55 tons – belongs to Russia.

Not so long ago, British scientists have successfully come to the same conclusion, as was published in the Conclusion of the U.S. Geological survey a few years ago. Namely: Europe will not be able to survive without energy supply from Russia. Translated from English to any other language in the world it means: “The world will not be able to survive if oil and gas from Russia is subtracted from the global balance of energy supply”.

Thus, the Western world, built on the hegemony of the petrodollar, is in a catastrophic situation. In which it cannot survive without oil and gas supplies from Russia. And Russia is now ready to sell its oil and gas to the West only in exchange for physical gold! The twist of Putin’s game is that the mechanism for the sale of Russian energy to the West only for gold now works regardless of whether the West agrees to pay for Russian oil and gas with its artificially cheap gold, or not.

Because Russia, having a regular flow of dollars from the sale of oil and gas, in any case, will be able to convert them to gold with current gold prices, depressed by all means by the West. That is, at the price of gold, which had been artificially and meticulously lowered by the Fed and ESF many times, against artificially inflated purchasing power of the dollar through market manipulation.

Interesting fact: the suppression of gold prices by the special department of US Government – ESF (Exchange Stabilization Fund) – with the aim of stabilizing the dollar has been made into a law in the United States.

In the financial world it is accepted as a given that gold is an antidollar.

  • In 1971, US President Richard Nixon closed the ‘gold window’, ending the free exchange of dollars for gold, guaranteed by the US in 1944 at Bretton Woods.
  • In 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin has reopened the ‘gold window’, without asking Washington’s permission.

Right now the West spends much of its efforts and resources to suppress the prices of gold and oil. Thereby, on the one hand to distort the existing economic reality in favor of the US dollar and on the other hand, to destroy the Russian economy, refusing to play the role of obedient vassal of the West.

Today assets such as gold and oil look proportionally weakened and excessively undervalued against the US dollar. It is a consequence of the enormous economic effort on the part of the West.

And now Putin sells Russian energy resources in exchange for these US dollars, artificially propped by the efforts of the West. With which he immediately buys gold, artificially devalued against the U.S. dollar by the efforts of the West itself!

There is another interesting element in Putin’s game. It’s Russian uranium. Every sixth light bulb in the USA depends on its supply. Which Russia sells to the US too, for dollars.

Thus, in exchange for Russian oil, gas and uranium, the West pays Russia with dollars, purchasing power of which is artificially inflated against oil and gold by the efforts of the West. But Putin uses these dollars only to withdraw physical gold from the West in exchange, for the price denominated in US dollars, artificially lowered by the same West.

This truly brilliant economic combination by Putin puts the West led by the United States in a position of a snake, aggressively and diligently devouring its own tail.

The idea of this economic golden trap for the West, probably originated not from Putin himself. Most likely it was the idea of Putin’s Advisor for Economic Affairs – doctor Sergey Glazyev. Otherwise why seemingly not involved in business bureaucrat Glazyev, along with many Russian businessmen, was personally included by Washington on the sanction list?  The idea of an economist, doctor Glazyev was brilliantly executed by Putin, with full endorsement from his Chinese colleague – XI Jinping.

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Especially interesting in this context looks the November statement of the first Deputy Chairman of Central Bank of Russia Ksenia Yudaeva, which stressed that the CBR can use the gold from its reserves to pay for imports, if need be. It is obvious that in terms of sanctions by the Western world, this statement is addressed to the BRICS countries, and first of all China. For China, Russia’s willingness to pay for goods with Western gold is very convenient. And here’s why:

China recently announced that it will cease to increase its gold and currency reserves denominated in US dollars. Considering the growing trade deficit between the US and China (the current difference is five times in favor of China), then this statement translated from the financial language reads: “China stops selling their goods for dollars”. The world’s media chose not to notice this grandest in the recent monetary history event . The issue is not that China literally refuses to sell its goods for US dollars. China, of course, will continue to accept US dollars as an intermediate means of payment for its goods. But, having taken dollars, China will immediately get rid of them and replace with something else in the structure of its gold and currency reserves. Otherwise the statement made by the monetary authorities of China loses its meaning: “We are stopping the increase of our gold and currency reserves, denominated in US dollars.” That is, China will no longer buy United States Treasury bonds for dollarsearned from trade with any countries, as they did this before.

Thus, China will replace all the dollars that it will receive for its goods not only from the US but from all over the world with something else not to increase their gold currency reserves, denominated in US dollars. And here is an interesting question: what will China replace all the trade dollars with? What currency or an asset? Analysis of the current monetary policy of China shows that most likely the dollars coming from trade, or a substantial chunk of them, China will quietly replace and de facto is already replacing with Gold.

Shanghai_Gold_Reserves

In this aspect, the solitaire of Russian-Chinese relations is extremely successful for Moscow and Beijing. Russia buys goods from China directly for gold at its current price. While China buys Russian energy resources for gold at its current price. At this Russian-Chinese festival of life there is a place for everything: Chinese goods, Russian energy resources, and gold – as a means of mutual payment. Only US dollar has no place at this festival of life. And this is not surprising. Because the US dollar is not a Chinese product, nor a Russian energy resource. It is only an intermediate financial instrument of settlement – and an unnecessary intermediary. And it is customary to exclude unnecessary intermediaries from the interaction of two independent business partners.

It should be noted separately that the global market for physical gold is extremely small relative to the world market for physical oil supplies. And especially the world market for physical gold is microscopic compared to the entirety of world markets for physical delivery of oil, gas, uranium and goods.

Emphasis on the phrase “physical gold” is made because in exchange for its physical, not ‘paper’ energy resources, Russia is now withdrawing gold from the West, but only in its physical, not paper form. So does China, by acquiring from the West the artificially devalued physical gold as a payment for physical delivery of real products to the West.

The West’s hopes that Russia and China will accept as payment for their energy resources and goods “shitcoin” or so-called “paper gold” of various kinds also did not materialize. Russia and China are only interested in gold and only physical metal as a final means of payment.

For reference: the turnover of the market of paper gold, only of gold futures, is estimated at $360 billion per month. But physical delivery of gold is only for $280 million a month. Which makes the ratio of trade of paper gold versus physical gold: 1000 to 1.

Using the mechanism of active withdrawal from the market of one artificially lowered by the West financial asset (gold) in exchange for another artificially inflated by the West financial asset (USD), Putin has thereby started the countdown to the end of the world hegemony of petrodollar. Thus, Putin has put the West in a deadlock of the absence of any positive economic prospects.

The West can spend as much of its efforts and resources to artificially increase the purchasing power of the dollar, lower oil prices and artificially lower the purchasing power of gold. The problem of the West is that the stocks of physical gold in possession of the West are not unlimited. Therefore, the more the West devalues oil and gold against the US dollar, the faster it loses devaluing Gold from its not infinite reserves.

In this brilliantly played by Putin economic combination the physical gold is rapidly flowing to Russia, China, Brazil, Kazakhstan and India, the BRICS countries, from the reserves of the West. At the current rate of reduction of reserves of physical gold, the West simply does not have the time to do anything against Putin’s Russia until the collapse of the entire Western petrodollar world. In chess the situation in which Putin has put the West, led by the US, is called “time trouble”.

The Western world has never faced such economic events and phenomena that are happening right now. USSR rapidly sold gold during the fall of oil prices. Russia rapidly buys gold during the fall in oil prices. Thus, Russia poses a real threat to the American model of petrodollar world domination.

The main principle of world petrodollar model is allowing Western countries led by the United States to live at the expense of the labor and resources of other countries and peoples based on the role of the US currency, dominant in the global monetary system (GMS) . The role of the US dollar in the GMS is that it is the ultimate means of payment. This means that the national currency of the United States in the structure of the GMS is the ultimate asset accumulator, to exchange which to any other asset does not make sense.

What the BRICS countries, led by Russia and China, are doing now is actually changing the role and status of the US dollar in the global monetary system. From the ultimate means of payment and asset accumulation, the national currency of the USA, by the joint actions of Moscow and Beijing is turned into only an intermediate means of payment. Intended only to exchange this interim payment for another and the ulimate financial asset – gold. Thus, the US dollar actually loses its role as the ultimate means of payment and asset accumulation, yielding both of those roles to another recognized, denationalized and depoliticized monetary asset – gold.

Traditionally, the West has used two methods to eliminate the threat to the hegemony of petrodollar model in the world and the consequent excessive privileges for the West.

One of these methods – colored revolutions. The second method, which is usually applied by the West, if the first fails – military aggression and bombing.

But in Russia’s case both of these methods are either impossible or unacceptable for the West.

Because, firstly, the population of Russia, unlike people in many other countries, does not wish to exchange their freedom and the future of their children for Western kielbasa. This is evident from the record ratings of Putin, regularly published by the leading Western rating agencies. Personal friendship of Washington protégé Navalny with Senator McCain played for him and Washington a very negative role. Having learned this fact from the media, 98% of the Russian population now perceive Navalny only as a vassal of Washington and a traitor of Russia’s national interests. Therefore Western professionals, who have not yet lost their mind, cannot dream about any color revolution in Russia.

As for the second traditional Western way of direct military aggression, Russia is certainly not Yugoslavia, not Iraq or Libya. In any non-nuclear military operation against Russia, on the territory of Russia, the West led by the US is doomed to defeat. And the generals in the Pentagon exercising real leadership of NATO forces are aware of this. Similarly hopeless is a nuclear war against Russia, including the concept of so-called “preventive disarming nuclear strike”. NATO is simply not technically able to strike a blow that would completely disarm the nuclear potential of Russia in all its many manifestations. A massive nuclear retaliatory strike on the enemy or a pool of enemies would be inevitable. And its total capacity will be enough for survivors to envy the dead. That is, an exchange of nuclear strikes with a country like Russia is not a solution to the looming problem of the collapse of a petrodollar world. It is in the best case, a final chord and the last point in the history of its existence. In the worst case – a nuclear winter and the demise of all life on the planet, except for the bacteria mutated from radiation.

The Western economic establishment can see and understand the essence of the situation. Leading Western economists are certainly aware of the severity of the predicament and hopelessness of the situation the Western world finds itself in, in Putin’s economic gold trap. After all, since the Bretton Woods agreements, we all know the Golden rule: “Who has more gold sets the rules.” But everyone in the West is silent about it. Silent because no one knows now how to get out of this situation.

If you explain to the Western public all the details of the looming economic disaster, the public will ask the supporters of a petrodollar world the most terrible questions, which will sound like this:

How long will the West be able to buy oil and gas from Russia in exchange for physical gold?

And what will happen to the US petrodollar after the West runs out of physical gold to pay for Russian oil, gas and uranium, as well as to pay for Chinese goods?

No one in the west today can answer these seemingly simple questions.

And this is called “Checkmate”, ladies and gentlemen. The game is over.

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SYRPER EXCLUSIVE: WHAT LAVROV IS TELLING MU’ALLEM; WHAT MU’ALLEM IS TELLING PUTIN AND LAVROV

By Ziad Fadel

The Foreign Minister and Minister for Expatriates of the Syrian Arab Republic, Mr. Waleed Al-Mu’allim, is in Sochi to meet with Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and Russian F.M., Sergei Lavrov.  The meeting is face-to-face which required the Syrian top diplomat to fly to Russia.  You can assume that the reasons for the trip have to do with secrecy, confidential exchanges of information and the need to prevent Western eavesdropping.  This meeting could be the most important of the entire war in Syria.

Pay no attention to press conferences or summaries offered up by both sides to the talks at the end.  This meeting is not about publicity or orotund denunciations of terrorism.  Both countries have staked out clear positions on ISIS, American meddling and the incessant violations of international law by the West, its troglodyte Arabian allies, and the Zionist Apartheid State.

Russia remains mildly interested in a negotiated end to the fighting in Syria which will see Dr. Assad continue his stewardship for at least another 7 years but which might involve a reconfiguration of the Syrian governmental structure so as to accommodate new elements from the expatriate opposition.  The Russians have to know with whom Damascus would negotiate and whom Damascus fiercely rejects.  Neither the Syrians nor the Russians will brook any surprises.

The Syrian FM is there to give them a list of groups and personalities Damascus finds acceptable in order to have a realistic political framework in which to negotiate.  My readers already appear to sense that Ahmad Mu’aadh Al-Khateeb (Al-Hasani), a former head of NACOSROF, will be on the short list especially in light of recent pronouncements he has made in support of the Assad Administration and its fight against terrorism.

Al-Khateeb is important because of his religious affiliations; he hails from a wealthy clerical Damascene class whose Sunni credentials are impeccable and deeply rooted in the life of the capital.

There is also a hope that Dr. Haytham Al-Mannaa’ will see his way to resolving his irrational differences with the Assad government and, at the very least, endorse the talks.

His track record in condemning the use of violence and in criticizing the Saudis/Qataris has been quite laudable.  His prestige rooted in pacifistic principles will gain him much gravity if the talks are ever held with him contributing.  That he is a successful physician practicing in France is another plus since his personal financial situation has obviated the necessity of falling into the gilded cage of crude Wahhabist briberies.

Michel Kilo is another Syrian dissident who will be on the list.  Kilo is a Kolakovskian-style communist who has written editorials mostly critical of the Ba’ath Party while playing a never-ending cat-and-mouse game with our security services.

In general, he is a non-violent advocate for change and has played a critical role in keeping the expatriate opposition a good whiff away from the reeking stench of the Muslim Brotherhood.  He represents a secular and progressive Weltanschauung acceptable to the Ba’ath.  More than that, I cannot say, since I am not at liberty to do so.  One particularly awful affiliation of his which would militate against his inclusion is the fact that SyrPer Liar of the Year Nominee and British catamite, Raami ‘Abdul-Rahmaan of SOHR, counts himself a Kilo-watt, ahem, an admirer of Kilo.

Another might be Nizaar Nayyoof, an Alawite critic of his coreligionists’ political role in Syria, who would also be acceptable if his health allowed him to participate in intense and serious negotiations.

Suhayr Al-Ataasi, of a landed Syrian-Turkish family from Homs, might also be an acceptable addition if you can get her away from an hairdresser for more than an hour.

Personalities like George Sabra, an avowed communist atheist, whom the Arabian apes thought would assuage the anxieties of minorities is absolutely unacceptable. 

George Sabra (a/k/a Captain Kangaroo) stares at another pipe-dream in which he has no role. This criminal actually fought to have Nusra treated as a non-terroristic liberation movement. 

His tirades against the government, his mercenary style, his praise of terroristic atrocities in Syria make him persona non grata He will have to sit this one out in some squalid hotel in a hardscrabble quarter of Istanbul.

Others who are unacceptable are the MB favorite, Ghassan Hitto; the bloated hog francophile, Burhaan “Le Pipe” Ghalyoon;  Kamaal Labwaani (who promised the Zionists recognition and the whole Golan if they would help to unseat Dr. Assad); ‘Abdul-Baasit Seedaa (his sleep-inducing style of oratory is absolutely unacceptable);  Haytham Al-Maalih who will face a death sentence if he ever sets foot in Syria.

Al-Maalih actually described how he would torture the Assads if they ever fell into his old, ugly, wrinkled paws. 

Another reject is Ahmad Jarbaa, the former and present pimp, embezzler and extortionist who sleeps in Saudi beds with Eastern European boys.

Mr. Mu’allim is also in Russia to find out how things are playing out in the Ukraine and how that might impact on Russia’s posture on Syria.  SyrPer has the opinion of an astute political analyst in Moscow who has asked that his name not be used in this article.  While I shy away from such treatments of sources, I also have to acknowledge that both my sources in Syria, Wael and Monzer, are also using false monikers.  So, let’s call my Muscovite source, Anatoly.

Anatoly says that Putin is going to make it clear to Mr. Mu’allim that Russia not only stands behind Dr. Assad’s government, but will view Syria, for the foreseeable future, as a state with a “mutual defense pact” binding it to Moscow.  Anatoly also thinks that Russia does not share the Syrian state’s acquiescent, “wishy-washy” view of U.S. air attacks on ISIS.  Russia does not believe the attacks are effective and, moreover, sees them as contributing to a western-inspired depiction of the government in Damascus as illegitimate.  (Readers might note that some Syrian publications have hinted at a renewal of U.S.-Syrian diplomatic ties in the near future).

Moscow has tried in vain to coerce Washington into coordinating air strikes over Syria with Damascus.  Failing that, Russia employed a slick ruse that would take the matter up at the U.N.S.C. where American violations of Syrian air space could be used to further embarrass the Obama regime internationally.  With the Syrians balking at the idea – their view being that any strikes against ISIS can’t be all bad – the Russians feel they have no standing to raise the rebuke.  That Dr. Al-Ja’afari has not railed against American trespasses is proof of the Russian position.

Russia wants the U.S. out of Syria unless joint action authorized by the U.N., in consultation with Damascus, is taken.  Any resolution for such action has to be very language-precise to avoid the catastrophe of the Libyan Affair.  SyrPer believes that a new diplomatic strategy is part of the agenda in Sochi.  This is because the Russians have read correctly that a new Republican-dominated Congress in Washington will pressure the American president into greater adventurism in the Near and Middle East.  With a valid Chapter 7 resolution on the table (which the West will veto) Russia will be prepared to participate militarily, a fact that will kibosh France’s ludicrous dream of a no-fly or buffer zone.  Actually, the Russians are analyzing this very brilliantly.  We only hope Damascus catches on.

SyrPer has learned that Russian companies are being given the priority in both exploration and drilling for natural gas off the coast of Syria in territorial waters.  These agreements, which will be of immense importance to Moscow in the way it maneuvers economically around the limp-wristed sanctions promoted by Germany and France,  lie at the heart of the profitable line of credit Moscow has extended to Damascus.  Mr. Mu’allim has been reminded that the line of credit and the good will have yet to be exhausted.

With the Syrian Army verging on the liberation of all Aleppo City – an eventuality calculated to diminish Western machinations in the area – an eventuality seen as unacceptable by the Saudi vermin and the Turk sociopaths – Russia is consulting with Mr. Mua’llim about a renewed Western push to establish an Islamist rump state abutting Turkey which the West hopes to use as a bargaining chip against Dr. Assad – the same bargaining chip they are trying to create in Der’ah with much difficulty and failure.  This rump state would figure favorably in France’s calculations for a security zone.

In order to deal with terrorist redeployments at the Turk border, with most frontier entryways in the hands of the terrorist allies of the U.S., Moscow is warning Damascus to expect an intensified American campaign targeting the Syrian Army as soon as Chuck Hagel is replaced by a more aggressive Defense Secretary more acceptable to the maniacal and blood-thirsty Republican war criminals in Congress. 

The Russians will tell Mr. Mua’llim that Russia will not object if the SAA deploys and uses its S-300 anti-aircraft missile defense system especially when the U.S. and Britain or France target the SAA in an effort to relieve pressure on their Jihadist/Takfeeri allies like Nusra or Harakat Hazm in both Aleppo and Idlib.

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Syria knows it must listen carefully to what Putin says.  With the Saudis and Qataris enjoying a new rapprochement after a failed Saudi-inspired coup e’etat in Doha and Saud Al-Faysal’s unproductive visit to Moscow, Mr. Putin is expecting a ramping up of pressure with greater investments by both culturally stagnant Arabian states in newly formed terrorist groups to be stationed in Turkey and Jordan.  Putin has told Mr. Mua’llem that he can count on Russia to continue building up the Syrian army, providing diplomatic support with an air umbrella (if necessary) to block any NATO assault on Syria.  Mr. Mua’llem could not expect any rosier confab.

The future of negotiations with the opposition appears to be distant and improbable.  While Russia wants to pursue a resolution consistent with the U.N. Charter, Syria has told Mr. Lavrov that sources inside the opposition are indicating nobody has any stomach for more failed conferences and that many in the opposition are looking for a way back to Damascus.  This means that Saudi Arabia has read the situation similarly based on its own stooges inside the enemy camp and that Riyadh sees no solution outside the scope of the battlefield.

This gets us now to the core of this essay.  Russia and Syria, with Iran, of course, are going to embark on a more combative approach to the war in Syria.  Expect more aggressive Russian moves at the U.N. in light of France’s volte-face on the contract for the Mistral helicopter carrier.  Russia is aware of how unpopular Hollande is in France.  All the French people need now is a crisis in the delivery of natural gas during winter time.  Remember, alcohol reduces body temperature.  The Russians, no novices when it comes to slurping vodka, know this very well.

Expect, also, action in the Arabian Peninsula.  I believe Iran will be pulling out all the stops, especially, if the Saudis make the mistake of executing Al-Shaykh Nimr Al-Nimr, the Shi’i cleric who was tried in a Saudi security court and found guilty of fomenting anti-monarchical violence.  Once Iran has made the decision in consultation with Russia and Syria (and Iraq), Saudi Arabia will get a taste of an insurgency which will spread from Bahrain to the Dhahraan oil fields all the way to Qatar.  Arabian monkeys will get a taste of what anti-Wahhabists do with serrated bread knives.

You are watching the collapse of the Arabian oil and gas empire.  We believe that Mr. Putin has told Mr. Mu’allem that a new multi-polar world order has no place for pre-Iron Age apes like the Saudis and the Qataris.  We think Mr. Putin is going to start kicking them to the curb.  ZAF

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Palestine in Syria – International Conference on the fight against terrorism and religious extremism

Conference on Palestinian communities in Europe wraps up activities, affirms support to Syria

Damascus, SANA-Conference on the Palestinian communities in Europe wrapped up its deliberations on Sunday with an assertion to support Syria, as people and government, against terrorism

At a final statement, the conference affirmed an unlimited support to Syria and rejected any foreign intervention in its domestic affairs or any attempt to affect its territorial integrity.

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On the 75th anniversary of usurping Liwa Iskenderun, black history of Turkey returns itself

Posted on November 29, 2014 by Admin
29/11/2014
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Damascus, SANA

The 75th anniversary of usurping Liwa Iskenderun from its homeland Syria by Turkey comes today to remind the Syrians of the black history of Turkey which annexes the region arbitrary.

Turkey captured the Liwa as a bribe according to a tripartite agreement with the French-British occupation during the World war II.

France and Britain agreed to give that strategic land as a bribe to Turkey in return for the latter to support the Allies in the World War II, an issue which Turkey tries to do nowadays through backing the armed terrorist organizations.

The Liwa is located on the north-west part of Syria and overlooks the Mediterranean with 4800 KM area.

More than one million people live in the region where the average of the Turks didn’t exceed 20% of the residents in 1920.

The Arabs liberated the Liwa in 20 Hijra from the Byzantine occupation and restored it to the Arab identity.

The Liwa came under the French occupation after the Sykes-Picot treaty signed secretly between France and Britain in 1916.

In 1936, mass 40- days protests erupted all over Syria against France demanding independence when the latter yielded and signed an agreement on September 9th with Syria recognizing its freedom, independence including the Liwa.

On September 1, 1939 Turkey exploited the outbreak of the World War II and the Coalition’s need to join Turkey to them or keeping it neutral, particularly after the treaty of Montero 1939, it dominated the straits in the time of war, announcing the annexation of the Liwa.

Internationally, the Liwa is still an independent region which follows Syria in its external affairs and linked to it in the currency, Customs and mail, the League of Nations which gave birth to the UN didn’t recognize all the procedures and changes made by France and Turkey to the Liwa.

The names of cities, mountains and plains in the Liwa still bear the spirit of the region and its history, they speak through the identity of the land, as Antakya, Iskenderun and al-Swiediya are names which reflect the Arabism of the cities.

Iskenderun and Antakya are considered as main cities of the Liwa.

The Liwa is still everlasting in the memory and hearts of the Syrians as an occupied Arab land which will return to its motherland, Syria.
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UN General Assembly: Israel’s actions in Jerusalem are null and void

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Thursday, 27 November 2014 18:18

The United Nations General Assembly adopted six resolutions regarding Israeli occupied territories through a recorded vote last night, addressing the areas of Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan.

In terms of Jerusalem, the Assembly voted on a resolution confirming that all legislative and administrative measures taken by Israel to change the legal status of the Holy City of Jerusalem are null and void.

The decision was supported by a recorded vote of 144 countries in favour, six countries opposed, namely Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau and United States, while ten countries abstained from the vote (Australia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Madagascar, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Togo and Tonga and Vanuatu).

The Assembly also adopted a resolution that stressed the need for Israel, the occupying power, to withdraw from the occupied Palestinian territories, and demanded the complete cessation of all Israeli settlement activity and Israel’s compliance with its obligations under international law.

The Assembly’s decision also outlined the need for delivering humanitarian and medical aid to the Palestinians.

Another decision was implemented regarding the Syrian Golan Heights as a result of the Assembly’s concern for Israel’s lack of compliance with Resolution 497 (issued in 1981) calling on Israel to withdraw its forces from the Golan Heights which have been illegally occupied since 1967. The decision was supported by 99 countries, rejected by six, while 57 (mostly European) countries abstained from the vote.

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النار السيبيرية والثلج الدمشقي .. هل حضرت حلب الى موسكو؟؟

بقلم نارام سرجون

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في الأيام الماضية حاولت أن أضع مجساتي وأجهزة التنصت والرصد على ما دار من حديث هادئ بين الثلج السوري والنار السيبيرية .. نار فلاديمير بوتين السيبيرية وثلوج الأستاذ وليد المعلم .. بين نار سيبيرية وثلج دمشق تكمن الألغاز في حديث الحروب والغاز .. الا أن حديث الثلج والنار كان خافتا جدا هذه المرة .. وهامسا جدا .. ورغم حرصي على التحقيق بقسوة ودون رحمة مع كل اللقاءات بين السياسيين الكبار واستجواب تصريحاتهم في غرف التحقيق فان كل وسائل الضغط والعصر والاكراه والترغيب والترهيب لم توصلني الى اعتراف واحد أو الى كلمة واحدة من حديث الثلج الدمشقي مع النار السيبيرية .. وهنا لايصح الهوى ولا الميل بل الاستقراء والاستنتاج الهادئ ..

المعلم رجل بارع في السياسة وهو لايصل الى عاصمة كبيرة وبيده فناجين قهوة بل قرارات كبيرة .. فعندما كان في موسكو ابان ذروة التهديد الاميريكي بضرب سورية كانت بيده صفقة السلاح الكيماوي التي أنقذت العالم من مواجهة كبيرة لاتقل عن المواجهة أثناء أزمة الصواريخ الكوبية .. وحصل المعلم منها على نفس التعهد الأميريكي الذي صدر ابان أزمة الصواريخ الكوبية بعدم غزو كوبا .. وعلاوة على ذلك حصل على سلة من السلاح النوعي الروسي الذي يتفوق على ردعية السلاح الكيماوي يتم تسليمه عند استكمال التخلي عن الكيماوي الذي لايستعمل ..

اليوم يذهب المعلم الى روسيا لأن بعضا من المعارضة صار يريد الخروج من المعارضة وعملية التميز عن جسم المعارضة تعني بالقواميس السابقة الانسلاخ والانشقاق الى جهة أخرى .. ولكن تسبق السيد وليد المعلم أيضا تصريحات أردوغان وهولاند عن حلب .. فالأتراك والفرنسيون لاينامون هذه الأيام لأن حلب تسمع صوت سنابك الخيل لاصوت سنابك الفضائيات ولاعنتريات وحوافر فناجين القهوة .. فهل يعقل أن لاتكون حلب أو الرقة حاضرة في موسكو ؟؟
كما قلت فانني لاأقدر على التنبؤ لأن التكتم كان واضحا على جزء مهم من اللقاء السوري الروسي .. ولاشك ان بعض طلائع الوشوشات والتسريبات تحدثت صراحة عن انتزاع بعض من المعارضة من أحضان الغرب وحلفائه .. ولكن انتزاع جزء من المعارضة يستدعي انتزاع ما بقي من الجغرافيا التي تقف عليها المعارضة لأن ذلك الجزء من المعارضة انتقل الى القناعة بفشل مشروع الاعتماد على الغرب في تحقيق أي تغيير في سورية بسبب انتصارات متتالية باهرة للجيش السوري على الأرض من محيط دمشق الى الوسط والشمال .. ويجب اقناع هذا الجزء من المعارضة بصوابية استنتاجهم بنهاية اللعبة الغربية العسكرية بالاستيلاء على جزء مهم من الارض .. لأن هذا سيعزز رأيهم وخطوتهم بين الباقين ايضا ويستميل آخرين ينتظرون اتجاه الميزان النهائي .. ولذلك فان تردد البعض أو تشدده يجب تليينه باظهار البأس العسكري أيضا الذي سيلين أيضا من رأس تركيا وفرنسا .. ومن هنا لايمكن ان يكون تطرق المعلم الى صفقات السلاح استعراضا مجانيا وهو المقل جدا بالحديث عن أسرار عسكرية وصفقات .. وهذا التصريخ الصادر عن المعلم لايجب فصله عن حديث فابيوس عن حماية حلب بغارات غامضة .. والذي سبقه لقاء قلق بين اردوغان وهولاند بشأن حلب والتعهد بعدم التخلي عنها .. لأن الغارات الغامضة ستسقط بصواريخ لاغموض فيها ولالبس .. واسمها اس 300 ..

الغرب يريد الاحتفاظ بحلب في هذه المرحلة على الأقل والأتراك يعتبرونها جوهرة المعارضة الاسلامية والأرض التي يقايضون عليها .. وخروج المعارضة منها يعني عمليا خروج روح التمرد من جسد المعارضة وموت الثورة ببطء .. وجسد بلا روح يجب دفنه .. والحقيقة أن حلب شكلت في اعلام الثورجية نصرا معنويا ورمزيا وزخما للمعارضة عند اقتحام أجزاء منها لأنها المدينة السورية الثانية بعد دمشق .. فحلب هي دمشق الشمال أو ظل دمشق في الشمال .. والسطو عليها سيهز دمشق كما ظن البعض منهم ..

اليوم .. الجوهرة في قاموس المعارضة مطوقة بشكل شبه كامل “بحبل من مسد” .. ويريد العالم تثبيت الخطوط ومنع انهيارها وجاء ديمستورا لتلك الغاية فقط .. وأرسل هولاند واردوغان مع ديموستورا مجموعة من الانذارات والخطوط الحمراء والتصريحات المتشددة والعبارات “الغامضة” ..

وقد استعنت ببعض الاصدقاء الروس في ابعاد فناجين القهوة عن الخرائط لكي أتمكن من النظر مليا فيها لأن اللقاء الروسي السوري يستدعي معرفة بالرأي الروسي فأهل روسيا أدرى بثلوجها وبوتينها .. ولفتني مااتفقوا عليه بأن لقاء المعلم وبوتين سبقه رفض بوتين للقاء الفيصل الذي كان يريد تهديد الروس بشكل مبطن بأنه سيضطر الى تدمير أسعار النفط في العالم والذي يتواصل لأن في ذلك ضربا لاقتصاد روسيا الذي يقود طموحاتها العظمى ..ويقود عودتها كقوة عظمى ..
واستقبال المعلم مباشرة بعد طرد الفيصل يعني أن روسيا ستعيد أسعار النفط دون مساعدة الفيصل .. ولايستبعد البعض ان تكون ضربة موجعة في حلب هي التي ستبدأ بضبط اسعار النفط وضبط بورصات السياسة الدولية معا .. لأن تجريد تركيا والسعودية والمعارضة من حلب يعني أن محور روسيا سيبدأ بأخذ المبادرة في الشمال .. وأن استعادة حلب سيأتي بمعارضين جدد الى مظلة الحوار في موسكو ويسقط ورقات المعارضة في تركيا وحلفائها .. و العارفون بالأمور يرون أن ديمستورا لن يقدر على فرض تعهد على فصائل المقاتلين المشتتين في حلب الذين لايمكن لحبال ديمستورا أن تلف أعناقهم التي تصر دمشق على أن تمسكها بشروطها أو أن ينجح ديمستورا في انتزاع تعهدات من مسلحي حلب بالعمل على تسوية خلال فترة وجيزة محددة تبدأ بفترة انتقالية يسميها ديمستورا تجميد القتال لكنها بشروط دمشق الصارمة نحو انهاء ملف حلب ..

ويراهن أحد الأصدقاء الروس أن ساعة صفر اخراج المعارضة من حلب قد تقررت في لقاء المعلم وبوتين التي يجزم أنها ستكون قبل الربيع القادم .. وكان التلويح بالسلاح الروسي الذي يصل وصواريخ س 300 تحذيرا لكل من يريد ضرب الجيش السوري حول حلب وغيرها تحت اية ذريعة رغم ان الكثيرين يقولون ان الصواريخ موجودة وقد تم تزويد السوريين بها عبر طرف ثالث ليقول الروس انهم لم يعطوها للسوريين بعد ..

ولو راجعنا الأحداث الماضية لمعرفة تغير الموقف الروسي نحو مزيد من التشدد لصالح الدولة السورية لرأينا أنه منذ بداية العدوان على سورية ظهرت آلاف النبوءات والتوقعات والأنبياء الذين قالوا ان المنطقة ستشتعل بسبب الاحتكاك غير المباشر في سورية .. ولكن الساحات الخارجية بقيت هادئة وبدا أن هناك اتفاقا بين القوى الرئيسية المتمثلة بروسيا والناتو على ألا تخرج الحرب من الحدود السورية .. ولذلك فشل أردوغان في تجاوز الحدود لأن الناتو كان يدرك أن مجرد التوغل مترا واحدا بالجيش التركي في سورية فان الحرب ستشتعل في كل المنطقة والروس لن يقفوا مكتوفي الأيدي رغم أنهم لن يتدخلوا بشكل مباشر لكنهم سيعطون سلاحا كاسرا جدا للمعادلة العسكرية الراهنة .. فتم زجر أردوغان وجره من عنقه في كل مرة كان يبشر بها بدخول الاراضي السورية لأن صبره نفذ .. وكانت كل زيارة له الى البيت الأبيض يعتقد أنها ستكون لأخذ الضوء الاخضر فيصاب بخيبة امل من قوة التحذير الاميريكي والطلب منه أن يبلع لسانه وان يحشو صبره من جديد في صدره .. لأن معطيات الغرب كانت تقول ان هناك خيار شمشون سيمتد من ايران الى لبنان وسيحترق المعبد الناتوي من السعودية الى تركيا .. على الجميع .. وبنفس الوقت يقول غربيون يتابعون الاحداث بدقة انهم على يقين أن القيادة السورية كانت مقيدة بالتزام عدم نقل الحرب الى خارج الحدود وفق رغبة روسية قوية ولذلك فقد تزعرن نتنياهو واستعرض ضربات خاطفة لاتمثل حربا على سورية لكنها كانت تحرج السوريين وتتحداهم وتنقل رسائل غربية للمتمردين أن هناك جدية وقرارا في اسقاط النظام بدليل تجرؤ اسرائيل عليه بشكل مباشر في دمشق .. ولكن التحرش الاسرائيلي لم يكن اطلاقا راغبا بالحرب كيلا يرد “خيار شمشون المقاوم” .. الروس لم يكونوا راغبين بتوسيع مجال الصراع وكان الخيار هو تثبيت الدولة السورية الصامدة وتمكينها من اللعب على الزمن والانتصار بهدوء وتدريج بدل خوض حرب اقليمية لايمكن التنبؤ كيف ستنتهي وكم ستكلف بل قد تعرض روسيا للحرج الشديد كونها تريد أن تظهر قوة عظمى ضرورية ضابطة للسلام لامحرضة للحرب ..

لكن الأميريكيين نقلوا المواجهات لأول مرة خارج سورية في أوكرانيا .. وامتص الروس الهجوم .. لكن الهجوم دخل الآن الى روسيا وايران بشكل مختلف بضرب أسعار النفط الذي يقصد به اقتصاد ايران وروسيا أولا لأن اضعاف الاقتصادين الروسي والايراني مما قد ينعكس على الموقف من الأزمة السورية ويتسبب بانكفاء بدرجة من الدرجات لاحتواء الآثار الداخلية لهذا العامل الاقتصادي ..

ولذلك اذا لم يتمكن الروس من تليين المعارضة السورية واستمالة بعضها أو بحلحلة التشنج في حلب فلن يجدوا بدا من الموافقة على حسم جبهة مواجهة مهمة في شمال سورية وتوجيه صدمة عسكرية لحلفاء الغرب .. بأية طريقة .. لأن انتصار الحليف السوري سينعكس على كل شيء فهناك قوى مناوئة ستحس بالقلق من صعود مد حلفاء الروس على حساب حلفاء الغرب وبالذات السعودية وتركيا ..اللتين سيتسبب النزق والعصبية من رسالة خسارة حلب بتوتر أسعار النفط ايضا بتوتر مناطق انتاجه .. لأن مايخشى منه أن يكون التصعيد المتوالي سببا في جنون السياسة في مرحلة مابعد حلب ..التي قد تعني كسر قواعد الاشتباك القديمة .. الذي لن يسرّ الغرب ومواليه ..

رغم ان جدول مواعيدي المزدحم في هذا الوجود لايهوى الانتظار وليس في مواعيده لقاء مع شيء الا النصر تلو النصر .. الا أنني ساتريث وأنتظر .. وسأشرب القهوة بهدوء على ايقاع الثلج وايقاع النار .. والثواني تقتل الثواني .. وعقارب الزمن تأكل عقارب الزمن .. تحرقا وتوقا

 

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