الحشد الشعبي قوات الفيتكونغ العراقية

الحشد الشعبي قوات الفيتكونغ العراقية

أغسطس 7, 2017

محمد صادق الحسيني

لا خيار أمام العراقيين إلا التوسّل بدرّة التاج العراقي المتمثلة بالحشد الشعبي، بعد أن أصبح حبل النجاة الوحيد المتبقي لصناعة عراق ما بعد القهر والحرمان والتبعية والنفوذ الأجنبي…!

لا شك، ولا ريب، ولا ترديد أنه من المهمّ جداً أن نعطي المرجعية الدينية العليا في العراق بشخص آية الله العظمى السيستاني حقها، ونشير إلى فضلها الممتاز في إطلاق مشروع الحشد الشعبي العراقي في لحظة تاريخية فاصلة من تاريخ العراق لم يكن بالإمكان عبورها، إلا من خلال مثل هذه الفتوى المرجعية الرشيدة…

لكن ما لا يقلّ عنه أهمية أيضاً بتقديري هو التوقف طويلاً عند المخزون الشعبي الهائل من الذاكرة العراقية المتأجّجة تديّناً ووطنيةً وهمّةً، والتي كانت تبحث عن لحظتها أو فرصتها التاريخية لتعبّر عن نفسها بطريقة مختلفة ومتميّزة، فجاءت الفتوى بمثابة الشرارة التي أشعلت حقولاً وليس فقط حقلاً واحداً من الطاقات الكامنة في أجيال من عمر الإنسان العراقي الذي شكّل عملياً البيئة الحاضنة التي لولاها ما كان لأيّ كان ولا لأيّ تعليماتٍ مهما بلغت في قدسيتها أن تحرّك هذا الطوفان الهادر وباتجاه الأهداف العليا المنشودة بهذه السرعة وبهذا الزخم الذي رأيناه يشتعل على أرض الرافدين الطاهرة والمطهّرة كالنار في الهشيم…

لرسم بعض ملامح صورة ما حصل ومستمرّ في الحصول في العراق، يمكننا الاستعانة بقول إحدى أمّهات الشهداء، وهي تخاطب أهل الموصل بعد التحرير مباشرة بالقول:

«ترسناكم.. فرح، والحزن بينا يطوف..!».

أيّ لقد قدّمنا لكم كلّ هذا الفرح الكبير يا أهلنا الموصليين بكلّ فخر واعتزاز، بفعل عملية التحرير والتطهير التي أنجزها أبناء العراق لكم، لكن ذلك ينبغي أن لا يجعل أحداً ينسى أو يتناسى، بأنّ ذلك يحصل وحزام الحزن الكبير والواسع الذي يلفّ حولنا – نحن جمهور الناس – طولاً وعرضاً على امتداد جغرافيا العراق وتاريخه وأعماقه كان حاضراً على امتداد فعل التحرير والتطهير وما بعده…!

إنها خلطة وعجينة عجيبة وفريدة من نوعها قد تلخص ليس سيكولوجية فلسفة «طواف» الحزن العراقي فحسب، بل وربما يمكنها أن تشكل فلسفة القهر العام الذي تعيشه الجماهير العربية والإسلامية على امتداد وطننا الكبير وعلى امتداد قرون التاريخ الطويلة…

وإلا كيف ينام العراق والأمة معه على ضيم، في لحظة غفلة من الزمان، بفعل داعش وأخواته في العام 2014 على خلفية جيش متقهقر ودولة تائهة وعراق حزين، ليستفيق في العام 2017 على حشد يُضاهي أكبر جيوش المنطقة ويصبح واحداً من أعمدة النور التي ستغيّر وجه العالمين العربي والإسلامي إنْ لم يكن العالم، وليس العراق وحده…!؟

إنه ليس مجرد كمّ من البشر حملوا البنادق وتدرّبوا للدفاع عن وطنهم وخاضوا معارك الدفاع المقدّس عن دينهم وعرضهم وأرضهم، وهو ما حصل بالفعل أيضاً، وفي أكثر ميدان والموصل ليس آخرها وتلعفر وما بقي من أرض العراق الطاهر بالانتظار…!

إنه ليس تضافر جهود المخلصين من أبناء العراق لتعبئة الناس باتجاه القيام بالواجب الديني والوطني فحسب…!

إنه ليس فقط انصهار فصائل وكتل وتيارات وأحزاب وقوى وطوائف أو مذاهب من أجل الدفاع عن العراق واستعادة أرضه وقيمه وروحه النقية من الخصم المتوحّش المغمس بأشكال الرذيلة كافة..!

إنه بات حتى بمعنى من المعاني، كما أسلفنا أبعد وأعمق وأكثر تعبيراً وتجسيداً من مجرد تطبيق فتوى دينية خطيرة رغم أهميتها الكبرى ودورها المتميّز…!

إنّها صيرورة فعل وانفعال وجدان شعب بجمهوره ورجاله الممتازين وتراكم وتبلور عقل قيادة دينية ووطنية تاريخية، أثمرت ما بات يُعرَف عنه اليوم الحشد الشعبي العراقي…!

وعليه، فالحشد اليوم ليس جسماً عسكرياً تابعاً للقيادة العسكرية العراقية فحسب… ولا تشكيلاً أو مكوّناً مجتمعياً يضمّ ألوية وسرايا وكتائب وفصائل وتيارات شعبية عراقية فحسب… ولا هو مشروع إعادة صياغة الجسم الوطني العراقي بعد كلّ ما أصابه من كسور ورضوض وأمراض أو وعكات أو تعثر فحسب…!

إنه مشروع إعادة بناء العراق من جديد على أسس ومعايير وفلسفة بناء مشروع دولة مدنية دينية معاصرة أصلها ثابت وفرعها في السماء…!

بل قد يكون حتى أوسع وأبعد مدى من ذلك كله، إنّه يرقى إلى أن يكون مشروع حركة تحرّر وطني للعراق كما يمكن له أن يتحوّل مستقبلاً نموذجاً يُحتذى به من سائر بلدان العالم…!

تماماً كما لعب مثل هذا الدور مشروع حزب الله لبنان وأنصار الله اليمن وكلّ أشكال التعبئة والنهضة الحديثة في أمصارنا العربية والإسلامية، واذا ما تجاوزنا الفكر السياسي المحدود، قد نستطيع القول إنه حتى أهمّ من مشروع الحرس الثوري الإيراني وقوات الفيتكونغ الفيتنامية…!

إنه عين العراق التي بها سيتمّ الحفاظ على وحدته وانسجامه وقوامه الوطني والعقيدي، كما هو عين العراق على الأمة، بما يسير في لحظة مصيرية تاريخية، كما هي الآن حيث تتبلور وحدة الدم ووحدة الساحات لكلّ أشكال رجال الله الأمر الذي بات يشكل الواقع الأقوى الذي يفرض نفسه في ظلّ حراك حثيث دولي باتجاه إعادة صياغة نظام عالمي جديد وفرضه كبديل لمعادلة المنتصرين في الحرب العالمية الثانية…

نظام يفترض أن يكون لنا فيه نحن المسلمين والعرب ومحور المقاومة والعراقيين بشكل خاص، دور متميزّ وأساسيّ في العهود المقبلة..!

وعليه نستطيع القول إنّ فلسفة الحشد الشعبي استطاعت خلال الأشهر القليلة الماضية أن تسير بسرعة فائقة وهائلة نحو السمو والرفعة، ما جعل هذا الكيان الوليد الطري العود يبرز وسط تزاحم الأضداد بمثابة الرقم الصعب الذي سيلعب دوراً مركزياً مهماً ليس فقط في إعادة صناعة عراق مختلف ومتميّز يتجاوز فيه عثرات وعورات ما بعد ثورة العشرين العراقية العظيمة، بل سيرقى قريباً إلى مصاف القوى التي ستلعب دوراً في إعادة صياغة المجتمع الدولي الجديد على المستويين الإقليمي والدولي، مجتمع ما بعد سقوط معادلتي سايكس بيكو ومعادلة عالم ما بعد الدولار الأميركي قولاً واحداً…!

الحشد الشعبي ليس فقط لا يمكن لأحد، أيّ أحد حلّه، بل إنّ من يفكر بحلّه سيرحل مع الأميركيين وغيرهم ممن دخلوا العراق خلسة وتسلّلاً في لحظة غفلة من الزمن..!

العراق بالحشد الشعبي خرج من القمقم ولا يستطيع أحد، أيّ أحد، إعادته إليه من جديد…!

إنه قوات الفيتكونغ العراقية التي ليس فقط ستنجز مهمة إنهاء الدواعش التكفيريين، بل وستطهّر العراق من رجس المحتلين الأميركيين وكلّ أذنابهم المباشرين وغير المباشرين، ومنهم المرجفين في المدينة..!

القدر المتيقن من كلّ ما ذكرناه أعلاه، هو أنّ الحشد بات ركناً أساسياً من أركان مستقبل العراق، ومستقبل العراق لا يمكن لأحد بيعه أو المساومة عليه لا في سوق العرب ولا في بازار العجم، نقطة أول السطر…!

بحول الله وقوّته اليد العليا لنا.

بعدنا طيّبين، قولوا الله…

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Soleimani & Nasralah سليماني ونصرالله

Soleimani & Nasrallah

يوليو 26, 2017

Written by Nasser Kandil,مراحل ما قبل التسليم الأميركي بالتسوية

The declaration of kissing the hand of Al Sayyed Hassan Nasrollah by the General Qasim Soleimani does not resemble the declaration of Al Sayyed Nasrollah of kissing the heads, the hands, and the feet of the resistance fighters in the war of July but only in purifying of the intention and the sanctity of the situation. In both cases there are conscience, knowledge, gratitude, and certainty that the kissing does not mean weakness or submission but rather an ultimate integration through the value represented by the kissing, it is a pray, worship, sanctification of a sacrifice, offering, and a declaration of loyalty. While the difference in the kissing of father of the head, hands, and feet of his new born is a thanking of the divine grant and appreciation of the value of creation and existence, while kissing the head and the hands of the father or the big brother after winning is a thanking of the divine care, diligence and the recognition of the value of presence, and existence. So the first case is an expression of the greatness and the humility of Al Sayyed Hassan Nsrollah and the greatness of what is presented by the resistance fighters, while the second is an expression of the greatness and the humility of the General Soleimani and the greatness of what is represented by Al Sayyed Nasrollah and the prestige of the status which he has.

In politics, Soleimian according to the opponents of Iran and Al Sayyed Nasrollah and the resistance and how he is described by their satellites is the first ruler of the region and its governor, the final word is for him from Syria to Iraq, Lebanon, and Yemen. Everyone works under his command, how much we have heard about his orders to the Syrian President, the head of the Iraqi government, and to the leadership of Hezbollah, and many who are not allies, or friends, or partners but followers of Iran working under his command as Hezbollah, now Soleimani says that I will kiss the hand of Al Sayyed Nasrollah so what will those say?

If they do not consider, they will say that it is a normal thing or a formal compliment or to raise  the morale of an ally that offers sacrifices, we will accept any description offered by them, but at the same time we will ask them to treat the counterpart in their alliance as soleimiani and who represents a counterpart to Nasrollah despite of the difficulty to compare and to equal between the statuses and the positions, so if they considered that Soleimani is as the Iranian actual leaders who does not belong to the President of the Iranian Republic and he attacks him as their satellites say, and who is related only and morally with the Supreme Advisor Al Sayyed Al Khamenaei then we would say that Mohammed Bin Salman equals him in their camp, surely with respect to the differences, and if we said that the head of the government Saad Al-Hariri  in the Saudi project in Lebanon as Mansour Hadi in Yemen equals what they call the status of Al Sayyed Nasrrollah in the Iranian project, so would we hear that Mohammed Bin Salman has asked to kiss the hand of Al-Hariri or Hadi out of courtesy and to raise morals?

Al Sayyed Nasrollah talked with the solemnity of his greatness and status, without exchanging the compliments and greetings with the General Soleimani, or even to thank him for his noble words. The resistance fighters are preoccupied with what they have to do, there are no protocols among them, what Soleimani said was in its context was an obligatory thing in the process of estimating the paths of the war of Mosul, the war on terrorism, and to remind of the position of the resistance and its leader, while what Al Sayyed said has another context, that the Iraqis are the victory-makers because they depended on themselves, so they were supported, they did not wait any of the allies or the friends, or listen to the enemies. This is in order to say to the Lebanese people that the presence of the terrorists in Arsal has become a humiliation after the liberation of Mosul, so how if it is the source of danger, he concluded by announcing that the resistance has resolved its matter, as it is always,  it will be where it should be, so it is normal that Al Sayyed did not talk about that the participation of Iran as the party which has the credit in order not to miss the compass of his issue just to reply to greetings, which if it was much less than the greetings of Mohammed Bin Salman to Al Hariri then the celebrations and the speeches would last for ten days talking about the royal gift.

Translated by Lina Shehadeh,

 

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سليماني ونصرالله

يوليو 12, 2017

ناصر قنديل

مراحل ما قبل التسليم الأميركي بالتسوية

– لا يشبه الإعلان عن تقبيل يد السيد نصرالله من الجنرال قاسم سليماني إعلان السيد نصرالله عن تقبيل رؤوس وأيدي وأقدام المقاومين في حرب تموز، إلا بطهر المقصد وقداسة الموقف، ففي الحالتين وجد ووجدان ومعرفة وعرفان، ويقين بأنّ التقبيل لا يطال مادة ولا يعني ضعفاً وخنوعاً، بل هو اندماج حتى الذروة بالقيمة التي يمثلها موضوع التقبيل، فعل صلاة وعبادة وتقديس لتضحية وعطاء وإعلان ولاء ووفاء، أما الفارق فهو فارق تقبيل الأب لرأس ويدَي وأقدام مولوده شكراً للهبة الإلهية، وتقديراً لقيمة الخلق والوجود. وفي المقابل تقبيل رأس ويد الوالد والأخ الأكبر بعد الفوز شكراً للعناية الإلهية وللرعاية والعناية وتقديراً لقيمة الحضور والوجود. وكما كانت الحالة الأولى تعبيراً عن عظمة تواضع السيد نصرالله وعظيم ما يبذله ويمثله المقاومون، جاءت الثانية تعبيراً عن عظمة وتواضع الجنرال سليماني وعظيم ما يمثّله السيد نصرالله ومهابة المكانة التي يختزنها.

– في السياسة الكثير مما تعنيه كلمات سليماني، فهو وفقاً لخصوم إيران والسيد نصرالله والمقاومة وما تصفه به فضائياتهم، حاكم المنطقة الأول وواليها، وهو الآمر الناهي من سورية إلى العراق ولبنان واليمن، والكلّ يعمل تحت إمرته، وكم سمعنا كلاماً عن أوامر سليماني للرئيس السوري ولرئيس الحكومة العراقية ولقيادة حزب الله، وأن لا حلفاء ولا أصدقاء ولا شركاء بل تابعون لإيران يعملون تحت إمرة سليماني، والمثال حزب الله، وها هو سليماني يقول أقبّل يد السيد نصرالله، فماذا عسى هؤلاء يقولون؟

– إن لم يعتذروا ويعتبروا فسيقولون إنه أمر عادي، أو مجاملة شكلية أو رفع معنويات لحليف يقدّم التضحيات، وسنقبل منهم أيّ وصف يقدّمونه، لكننا سنطلب منهم معاملة مَن يمثل في حلفهم نظيراً لسليماني لمن يمثل نظيراً لنصرالله، بمثل ما قاله سليماني لنصرالله، مع صعوبة المقارنة والتشبيه في المقامات والمواقع. فإنْ اعتبروا سليماني القائد الفعلي الإيراني الذي لا يخضع لرئيس الجمهورية الإيرانية ويتهجّم عليه، كما تقول فضائياتهم، والذي يرتبط فقط وبصورة معنوية بالمرشد السيد الخامنئي، قلنا إنّ محمد بن سلمان في معسكرهم يوازيه، ومع حفظ الفوارق أيضاً، لو قلنا إنّ رئيس الحكومة سعد الحريري يوازي في المشروع السعودي في لبنان كما منصور هادي في اليمن، ما يسمّونه بمكانة السيد نصرالله في المشروع الإيراني، فهل يمكن أن نسمع محمد بن سلمان من باب المجاملة ورفع المعنويات يطلب تقبيل يد الحريري أو هادي؟

– تحدّث السيد نصرالله، وبكلّ وقار مهابته ومكانته لم يتبادل المجاملات والتحيّات مع الجنرال سليماني، ويشكره لكلامه النبيل، فالمقاومون منشغلون بما عليهم فعله، وليس بينهم بروتوكولات. وما قاله سليماني كان في سياقه واجب القول بنظره في سياق تقييم مسارات حرب الموصل، والحرب على الإرهاب والتذكير بمكانة المقاومة وقائدها. وما قاله السيد له سياق آخر، جوهره أنّ العراقيين صنّاع نصرهم، لأنهم اعتمدوا على أنفسهم فجاءتهم المعونة، لكنهم لم ينتظروا حتى الحلفاء والأصدقاء، ولم يُصغوا للأعداء، وسياق الكلام وصولاً للقول للبنانيين إنّ وجود الإرهابيين في عرسال بات مهانة ونقيصة بعد تحرير الموصل. فكيف وهو مصدر للخطر، ليختم السياق بالإعلان أنّ المقاومة حسمت أمرها، وكما هي دائماً ستكون حيث يجب أن تكون، وطبيعي أن لا يذهب السيد للحديث عن أنّ مساهمة إيران كانت صاحبة الفضل ويضيّع بوصلة قضيته فقط لأنه يريد ردّ التحية، التي لو كانت أقلّ بكثير من محمد بن سلمان للحريري بقيت الاحتفالات والخطب لأيامٍ وليالٍ عشر تتحدّث عن المكرمة الملكية، وعن الروح الأميرية.

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ISIS Wives, Filmed by Iraqi Police, Reveal Details of Their Lives

[ Ed. note – The US has been more interested in overthrowing the Assad government than in fighting the savage degenerates who kidnapped these women and turned their lives into hell–that’s something I hope people will keep in mind while watching the video above as well as while reading the article below.

And not only has the US been disingenuous in its supposed fight against ISIS, but US weapons and munitions, along with whole fleets of Toyota vehicles, have somehow mysteriously ended up in ISIS hands. Yet for some equally mysterious reason, ISIS militants don’t seem to be able to get their hands on Russian weapons–or at least I’ve yet to hear of it. At any rate, below are two articles from Sputnik, the first published today, while the second appeared back in February. One thing we can be thankful for is that Mosul is now liberated. ]

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Daesh Wives Reveal Details of Their Lives

Sputnik

Wives of Daesh terrorists agreed to take part in a video interview conducted by Iraqi law-enforcement services. Sputnik received the exclusive footage from the Iraqi federal police.

The video depicts three women responding to police questions after their evacuation from Mosul.

The first woman said that she was forced to marry a terrorist by her uncle, who is also a member of Daesh. In this way, he hoped to get a promotion within the group, but later was killed. The woman now has a one-year-old child; the fate of her husband remains unknown.

Replying to the police’s questions, the woman said that she could not escape from her husband, because he kept her captive in the cellar for more than a year. After he found out that she tried to contact her relatives who serve in the army, he threatened to kill her.

When the second woman was asked if she was married to a Daesh militant, she only nodded affirmatively. Later she said that her husband was killed. The father of the woman was also a Daesh member, he was also killed a couple of days ago.

The third woman was holding a small child on her hands during the interview. Her husband was killed during an airstrike.

Commenting on the women’s statements, the head of the Iraqi federal police Shakir Jaudat told Sputnik that “women who agreed to answer questions in front of the camera are innocent. If they were involved in committing crimes, they would refuse to do so.”

According to Jaudat, the women’s testimony will be used for further investigations.

Daesh terrorists are notorious for their atrocities against civilians and, especially, their cruel treatment of women. Women are often used by Daesh militants as slaves and sometimes serve as snipers or work in financial departments within the terrorist group.

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Torturing Their Own: Daesh Now Raping Sunni Women Too

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Daesh fighters are detaining, ill-treating, torturing, and forcibly marrying Sunni Arab women and girls in areas under their control in Iraq – the first cases identified of such practices being inflicted against Sunni Arab women.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) researchers interviewed a number of women who fled the Daesh-controlled town of Hawija, to the northern city of Kirkuk. While HRW and the United Nations have previously documented extensive sexual abuses carried out by Daesh against Yazidi women, including the execution of 250 girls who refused to be sex slaves, this is the first time such abuses have been detected among the Sunni community.

One woman described being forced to marry her cousin, who then raped her; another had her home destroyed by militants after her husband deserted Daesh, and likewise forced to marry a fighter.

In April 2016, Daesh captured a large group of women who were attempting to escape Hawija and held them for months in an abandoned house, where they were raped in front of their children on a daily basis.

A woman, Aisha, recounted how her family was caught by Daesh trying to flee. They shot her son, and beat the female members of the group with rifle butts. The women were then lashed 65 times each, with more lashes added if they winced at the punishment. They were held for a fortnight, and only released after paying US$2,000.

Experts from four international organizations working with survivors of sexual assault in Iraq told HRW it is difficult to assess the prevalence of Daesh’ gender-based violence against women who have fled territory under their control. They said victims and their families remain silent to avoid stigmatization and harm to their reputations.

The women interviewed are all patients at the Kirkuk Center, where a staff of 12 provides psychological and behavioral counseling to women and children. The site has almost fallen victim to bombing attacks by the US and its allies on more than one occasion.

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بوتين ترامب: الحلول قبل نهاية العام؟

بوتين ترامب: الحلول قبل نهاية العام؟

يوليو 13, 2017

ناصر قنديل

– يقول المبعوث الأممي في سورية ستيفان دي ميستورا إنه متفائل بعد التفاهم الروسي الأميركي بالتوصل إلى تفاهم سياسي بين الحكومة والمعارضة في سورية قبل نهاية العام، ومضمون التفاهم كما نشرت جريدة «الحياة» التي تموّلها وتشغّلها السعودية، يقوم على تسليم أميركي ببقاء الرئيس السوري. ووزير الخارجية الأميركي متفائل بخطوات متدرّجة لإنهاء الأزمة الخليجية قبل نهاية العام، والمبعوث الأممي لليمن ومثله لليبيا متفائلان بالتوصل لتفاهمات قبل نهاية العام ووزير خارجية اليابان يتوقّع التوصل لتفاهم ينهي التصعيد حول الأزمة الكورية قبل نهاية العام ومثله وزير الخارجية الألماني يتوقع نهاية الإجراءات التنفيذية للأزمة في أوكرانيا مع نهاية العام.

– المسار العسكري في سورية والعراق يقول إنّ داعش يستحيل أن يصمد في الرقة ودير الزور والأنبار حتى نهاية العام. فبعد تحرير الموصل ظهر حجم قدرة التنظيم على الصمود، ووفقاً لتسارع تساقط مواقع داعش في سورية بيد الجيش السوري تبدو نهاية العام موعداً للأبعد مدى في عمر داعش. وهذا ما يعرفه مستشارو الرئيسين دونالد ترامب وفلاديمير بوتين قبل أن تتحرّر الموصل وقبل أن يجتمع الرئيسان، ليصير البحث بين الرئيسين مخصصاً لما بعد داعش وليس لكيفية القضاء على التنظيم، وكيف لا يتسبّب ما بعد داعش بتضارب المصالح. وفي الحسابات الأميركية لتضارب المصالح أولوية اسمها أمن «إسرائيل» تسبق أولوية البعض في أميركا حول حملة التصعيد لاتهام روسيا بالتدخل في الانتخابات وفوق الحسابات الأصغر التي تتمثل بالسعي لتقييد سلطات ترامب أو السعي لإسقاطه بهذه التهمة.

– حمل الرئيس بوتين الوصفة السحرية لترامب وقوامها، حيث يدخل الجيش السوري فاتحاً ومحرراً سيدخل معه حزب الله، وحيث تريدون ألا يكون حزب الله سلّموا طوعاً للجيش السوري، فحيث يدخل حزب الله لا يخرج ولا يمكن إخراجه، فإن كانت الحدود الجنوبية لسورية تعنيكم فسارعوا لتسليمها طوعاً للجيش السوري وإلا سيدخلها مقاتلاً ومعه حزب الله، وعندها لن يكون ممكناً الاشتراط لأيّ حلّ أن يخرج حزب الله، وهكذا بعبارات بوتين حقّق حزب الله ما يريد، أن يقبل الأميركيون بمشروعه الذي دخل الحرب السورية لفرضه، وهو سورية برئيسها وجيشها إطار لأيّ حلّ، وإلا فالحربُ بيننا.

– سائر الملفات عند الأميركيين تلتزم بالروزنامة التي يحرّكها ردّ الخطر الأكبر عن «إسرائيل» بالخطر الأصغر، كوريا وأوكرانيا عهدة روسية وسوق الغاز الروسية وعنوانها أزمة قطر وتسليم المعارضة السورية بحلّ في ظلّ الرئيس بشار الأسد. كلها ملفات يمكن تطويعها للروزنامة المتصلة بتخفيض حجم الخطر عن «إسرائيل»، فيصير موعد نهاية العام موعداً صنعته الحرب في سورية، حيث حزب الله سند للجيش السوري يتقدّمان معاً على حساب داعش ويقتربان من إنهائه في دير الزور قبل نهاية العام، وروسيا تدرك ما تستطيع وما تريد، وتدرك أنّ نهاية العام موعد مناسب لنهاية الأزمات إذا خَلُصت النيات، وتوفّرت الإرادات.

– تثبيت درع الحلول لحساب الرئيس السوري علامة على نصره، لأنه الصامد والمنتصر والبطل الذي لا نظير له، رسم لحلفائه خريطة الطريق، ولشعبه طرق النصر، وحسم بإرادته نهاية الحروب، فصار عنواناً لكلّ الحلول، كما كان العنوان لكلّ الحروب.

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The Media Says the US Just Liberated Mosul: Here’s What Really Happened

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Published: July 11, 2017

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(ANTIMEDIA)  The mainstream media appears to be celebrating ISIS’ recent defeat in Mosul, albeit with some reservations. The media is largely using the word “liberation,” which indicates the people of Mosul have been freed from a monstrous force by a friendly, benevolent one.

In reality, the “liberation” of Mosul paints a dark, horrifying picture of America’s foreign policy when one realizes how ISIS took hold of Mosul in the first place. As Anti-Media in summarized in September of last year, the U.S. allowed ISIS to gain control of Mosul quite deliberately:

“In June 2014, ISIS crossed the Syrian border into Iraq, effortlessly taking the strategic oil-rich cities of Mosul and Baiji and almost making it as far as Baghdad. Amid the terror group’s frightening victory, they uploaded images and footage of drive-by-shootings, large-scale death marches, and mass graves (following the mass executions of Iraqi soldiers).

“ISIS militants claimed massive quantities of American military equipment, including entire truckloads of humvees, helicopters, tanks, and artillery as their own. This was no secret to Washington, or even the world, as the militants photographed and recorded themselves and publicly flaunted their activity on social media.”

Was there a good reason the American military sat on its hands despite knowing full well that this was going on? As Anti-Media explained further:

“What did the U.S. do in response? Nothing. In spite of all the American bases in Iraq and the government’s ability to perform all manner of illicit activity — including assassinating Muammar Gaddafi in Libya using a drone that was flown out of Sicily by a pilot who operated the vehicle from a naval base in Nevada‚ the U.S. couldn’t do anything to stop ISIS rapid advancements. Was there a problem preventing the U.S. military from conducting air strikes? Clearly not, as the U.S. had been launching drone strikes in Pakistan at around the same time ISIS advanced.”

The U.S. allowed ISIS to gain this significant portion of territory before moving into Iraq with an air war that was designed to pave the way for a segued operation into Syrian territory. The U.S. couldn’t justify an intervention into Syria without going into Iraq first, and this was quite clearly the underlying intention of this operation the whole time, as evidenced by the U.S.’ obsession with the Syrian conflict throughout both the Obama and Trump administrations.

Since the U.S. moved back into Iraq in 2014, the U.S. has dropped 84,000 bombs in Iraq and Syria up until the end of May 2017. As Counterpunch explains, this is nearly three times the number of bombs and missiles dropped on Iraq during  George W. Bush’s “Shock and Awe” campaign in 2003.

Monitoring group Airwars’ currently estimates that the minimum number of civilians killed by the U.S.-led coalition’s campaign in Iraq and Syria has reached roughly 4,354 since the operation began in 2014. The number is likely higher, but we will never know the exact total because up until a month ago, the U.S. only had two personnel investigating casualties in Iraq and Syria full time.

Under President Trump, the number of bombs being dropped increased rapidly after Trump gave complete control to the military generals on the ground to call in airstrikes with little oversight. One such air raid in Mosul saw close to 300 civilians die, and the fact that the strike had been called in by Iraqi forces on the ground demonstrates the immense amount of scope that Trump has delegated to call in airstrikes with little regard to international law and the principle of proportionality.

The battle for Mosul also drew in Iran-backed Shia militias, who have been known to terrorize Iraq’s Sunni population (including torturing civilians). No one doubts that ISIS is a brutal and abhorrent group, but the people who are supposedly “liberating” the local population — whether it’s the U.S. military, the Iraqi armed forces, or the various militia on the ground — appear to be no better.

Now that these Iran-backed militias have firmly planted themselves in Iraq, the U.S. is left with an ultimate dilemma of how to kick them out and counter Iran’s expanding influence. In all seriousness, the battle for Mosul is only paving the way for further occupation and laying the groundwork for America to pursue its regional ambitions in its never-ending quest to confront Iran.

According to the U.N., more than 742,000 Iraqis have fled the battle in Mosul, with approximately 10,000 new civilians fleeing every day. For a country that hates refugees, the U.S. certainly plays a significant role in creating an endless supply of them.

And for those civilians still trapped in the city, their lives will never be the same. As Airwars explains:

“According to city officials, as much as 80 per cent of West Mosul has been completely destroyed. Civilians still emerging from the battlefield are often bloodied and starving – traumatised by Iraqi and Coalition bombardments; and by atrocities commited [sic] by ISIS.

“According to reporters accompanying Iraqi forces, the stench of death is everywhere in the Old City – with civil defence officials reporting that as many as 4,000 bodies still remain unrecovered in the rubble. It is likely to be many months before the full death toll is known.”

That is quite the liberation. Even if Mosul really has been “liberated” by the U.S.-backed coalition, no one seems to be talking about the fact that ISIS was only able to conquer strategic areas like Mosul under the safety of the Obama administration’s policies. Leaked audio of former Secretary of State John Kerry when he was a senator confirmed the U.S. was watching ISIS grow, and in turn, the hoped this would bring Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to the negotiating table (you can listen to the full audio here).

You can’t target a group as an enemy in one location and view it as a useful proxy army in another. Indeed, ISIS was always a useful proxy force for the anti-Assad coalition, as Kerry admitted.

Essentially, the U.S. allowed ISIS to gain control of large swaths of Iraq and Syria so they could justify interventions in these war-ravaged nations.

As far as the people of Iraq are concerned, there is only one winner here: the military-industrial complex, which secured massive years-long contracts to make, supply, and drop over 84,000 bombs on a territory that never should have been in the hands of ISIS in the first place.

Mosul Liberated, What Next?

Mosul Liberated, What Next?

PETER KORZUN | 11.07.2017 | WORLD

Mosul Liberated, What Next?

On July 9, Mosul was declared liberated from the Islamic State (IS). Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in the city to announce the mission’s success. After nine months of fierce and grueling fighting and human suffering, the terrorists lost the city, which has been their stronghold for the last three years. Around 915,000 residents have fled Mosul since the start of the battle for the city last October.

Every piece of terrain recaptured from the extremist group is a step forward. The liberation of Mosul is an important victory but it is also the end of the beginning rather than the beginning of the end. Those who routed the IS – the Iraqi Security Forces, Sunni militias, Kurdish Peshmerga, Shia-dominated Popular Mobilization Units and Christian militias – all of them pursue different interests and belong to different sectarian fractions.

Animosity exists between Shia and Sunni Muslims. There is discord between the Kurds and Arabs. Without a single military or political leader over the battle, the chances of discord or fratricide are substantial. With IS no longer a common threat, pent up animosities among current allies might be released. An enormous effort will be required to prevent them from coming to blows with each other.

Mosul is Iraq’s second largest city and is predominately Sunni Arab but also consists of Kurds, Shi’as, Turkmens, Yezidis, Christians and other ethnic groups. Who exactly will control the city with Sunni-dominated population? Is the possibility of clashes between Shiite and Sunni militias excluded? Will the forces controlling the city be under a central command? And if Mosul is not administered well after liberation it will become the birthplace of another terrorist group. Securing peace may be harder than winning the war.

The Shia Popular Mobilization Forces answer to their individual militia commanders – or directly to Teheran. The Kurdish Peshmerga reports exclusively to President Masood Barzani, the head of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). The Sunni National Mobilization Forces answer to militia commanders. The US Central Command has no authority over the Iraqi elements. Unlike the coalition, the IS forces are a single entity under a single commander.

The same questions will inevitably be raised after the IS is squeezed from Raqqa, Syria. Nobody knows what comes next after Raqqa is retaken. Who and under what authority will govern? Like in Iraq, the actors involved in the Syrian conflict also have opposing visions of the country’s future and pursue different goals.

The battle against the IS in Iraq itself is far from being over. The jihadis still control large swathes of land in Nineveh and Anbar provinces, as well as the oil-rich province of Kirkuk. As the so-called caliphate crumbles, the surviving IS fighters not captured by Iraqi army will head for Syria.

In Syria, the terrorist group still controls large chunks of territory. When finally driven out of their two main bastions: the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa, the IS will still control large areas of the Euphrates River Valley, southeast of Raqqa stretching into western Iraq and has a few other strongholds in both Iraq and Syria that will need to be cleared as well.

The territory under the militants’ control in Syria includes large parts of Hama and Homs provinces. The Deir ez Zor province is largely under the group’s control. The town of al-Mayadeen in Deir ez Zor has been announced to become the caliphate’s new capital where the group’s leaders have moved.

And even if the group is driven form those positions, the desert in the eastern part of Syria and the adjacent Iraqi province of Anbar may remain under the IS control for a long time. The desert warfare is waged in the environment unhospitable to regular army forces.

Even if the caliphate did not control land, the group’s leadership and hardcore fighters would likely remain in Iraq and Syria, forming an underground resistance. Many militants will move to North Africa, especially Libya, while some of them will join the fighting in the Asia-Pacific while others will go to Europe and join terrorist cells there.

When the international force launched the operation in Afghanistan, many Al Qaeda jihadis vanished in the hays waiting for another chance to take up arms. The same way the IS will fade into the woodwork to lay low to the ground, waiting for an opportunity to re-emerge. The group has developed networks skilled at raising money, obtaining weapons and clandestine organizations in the Middle East and other parts of the world. They wait till the moment is right for them to come back and retake the cities in the countries where internal instability creates proper conditions for invasion.

The IS may lose territory and be retreating but its ideology lives. It’s not so much a fight on the battlefield to seize land but rather a struggle for domination of people’s minds – that’s the gist of the problem.

The US-led coalition is scheduled to meet in Washington this week to discuss stabilization in liberated areas of Iraq and Syria. Stabilization is important but there appears no significant discussion on what comes next.

An international threat can be effectively countered only by an international effort. That’s what made this problem be included into the agenda of US and Russian presidents’ meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg. There is a long way to go and only joint efforts will bear fruit.

Russia can mediate between Iran and the US, Iran and the Saudi-led coalition of Arab states. The actors divided on other issues should coordinate efforts to prevent the IS from finding safe havens. It should always be hiding and on the run to be finally defeated. International efforts should go much farther than just Iraq and Syria. They should not be limited to statements of condemnation made by the Security Council or the General Assembly. An effective international mechanism should be created to counter the evil. It cannot be achieved without Russia and the US joining together. So, that’s what they should do, while setting aside other issues the parties disagree on.

Sayyed Nasrallah Hails “Historical” Mosul Victory: Chance to Eradicate ISIL Completely

 July 11, 2017

 

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah Tuesday stressed that Mosul victory is great and that it tops a series of accumulating victories over ISIL terrorists, considering that the what has happened in Iraq affects the destiny of the entire Umma.

In a televised speech, Sayyed Nasrallah said that ISIL invasion of Mosul in 2014 was eminent and pushed many Iraqis to get frustrated and disappointed, adding that Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Sistani later issued a historical call (Fatwa) for all the Iraqis to fight the terrorists.

Hezbollah leader maintained that the Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa managed to move the Iraqi’s out of the state of disappointment and frustration and contributed to establishing the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), noting that this Fatwa encouraged the Iraqi army and security forces and pushed hundreds of thousands of youths to join ISIL fight.

Sayyed Nasrallah added that the Islamic Republic of Iran, led by Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, provided Iraqi with all forms of assistance just after ISIL invasion, adding that the IRGC officers came into Baghdad to help the Iraqi forces in ISIL fight.

Sayyed Nasrallah also pointed out that the Iraqi forces rejected to obey the foreign regulations and attempts to frustrate their will to fight ISIL, stressing that this did contribute to the victory.

Hailing the role of Sunni clerics in ISIL fight for refuting the claims that the battle was sectarian, Sayyed Nasrallah said that when the Iraqis stuck to the national unity and got involved in the battle, they managed to defeat ISIL.

To restore security across the rest of Iraqi areas, the Iraqi forces have to keep on fighting ISIL, according to Sayyed Nasrallah who said that there is a historical chance to completely eradicate the takfiri group in Iraq, Syria and the entire region.

Sayyed Nasrallah said that the US officials acknowledged that Obama’s administration established ISIL and that the American assistance to the Iraqi army is controversial.

Hezbollah chief congratulated Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Sistani, Iraqi PM Haidar Al-Abadi and all the Iraqis who sacrificed in order to defeat ISIL.

Sayyed Nasrallah also congratulated the Islamic Republic of Iran, led by Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, and all who have supported the Iraqis on Mosul victory.

Arsal Barrens

Hezbollah Secretary General asserted that the terrorists in Arsal barrens represent a main threat to all the Lebanese as some of the suicide bombings get prepared in that area, adding that it is high time that such terrorist dangers get eliminated.

“Arsal terrorists still have a short time to surrender and approve the offered settlement, and this is the last time I tackle this issue,” Sayyed Nasrallah said, “It’s about time we put an end to the threat of the militant groups.”

“We reject to keep the Lebanese worried about the peril posed by those terrorists who carry out the plots ordered by their commanders in the Syrian city of Raqqa.”

Sayyed Nasrallah added that the Lebanese army will control all the Lebanese territories after liberating Arsal town and its barrens.

Hezbollah chief also greeted the Lebanese army and security agencies for their mighty efforts to fight the takfiri groups in Arsal barrens and arrest the members terrorist cells as well as their masterminds and funders across the country.

Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out that if these cells and would-be suicide bombers had been able to carry out their plots, Lebanon would have suffered from hard economic and security situations, adding that what Hezbollah and the Lebanese army has done in Arsal has diminished the terrorist threats.

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Sayyed Nasrallah considered that the Syrian refugees are spread across Lebanon and that this file overpressures all the Lebanese segments.

Hezbollah leader urged the Lebanese government to communicate with the Syrian authorities in order to end this Syrian refugees crisis for moral, social and economic considerations in Lebanon and Syria.

Sayyed Nasrallah rejected the local attempts to prolong the Syrian refugees calamity in order to receive foreign aids.

Domestically, Sayyed Nasrallah stressed Hezbollah support to the government, calling for activating the political institutions in order to tackle the security and socio-economic problems.

Source: Al-Manar Website

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