The Farewell Visit, Hours before the Execution…

Zeinab Daher

A few hours before the execution of three Bahraini activists, Ali al-Singace, Abbas al-Sami’ and Sami Mushaima, the Bahraini prison’s administration summoned the families of the martyrs in an unexpected call to visit their sons.

The regime in Manama carried out the death verdicts on Sunday [January 15, 2017], triggering angry demonstrations across the kingdom mainly in the villages of Diraz, Bani Jamra and Sanabis.

The youngest among them is Martyr Ali al-Singace who was under the legal age, only 15, when he was first arrested before the Bahraini revolution. He was allegedly accused of attacking an officer, and was later released after the breakout of the Bahraini revolution.

Ali was later kidnapped at the age of 16 and was threatened with being killed unless he operates as a secret agent for armed militias. The young martyr, who was still a student back then, was soon after sentenced to 5 years in prison for the case of February 14, for which he remained on the run, away from his family.

Finally, on the day of the alleged murder of Emirati officer Tariq al-Shihi and two policemen in al-Daih blast [March, 2014], Bahraini authorities stormed Ali’s house. He was detained about a year later and was sentenced to death, along with martyrs Abbas al-Sami’ and Sami Mushaima, for fabricated accusations.

However, it is worth mentioning that Ali, his family and all evidences confirm he had not been interrogated regarding the case of al-Shihi’s death.

So how could he be sentenced to death in a case he wasn’t even investigated for?

Speaking to al-Ahed News website, mother of 22 year-old Martyr Ali al-Singace described the procedure they went through one day ahead of the crime against the Bahraini activists: “The day before the execution, on Saturday, we were informed that we are allowed to visit our sons.”

They asked the martyrs on Saturday morning to give them the numbers of their families, the mother noted. “They wanted to give us their personal stuff, their clothes, food, shampoo, toothpaste… they wanted them to hand in all their personal stuff.”

The prison’s administration called Ali’s father, they informed him that at 16:00 they have to visit their son.

The family was suspicious of the news since no visits are allowed on Saturdays: “We called the family of martyr Abbas al-Sami’, they also said they have a visit at 14:30, then I called the family of martyr Sami Mushaima, they still hadn’t received any phone call at the time. But they were later informed that their visit is scheduled to be at 13:00,” the mother added.

“Our sons didn’t know that we will visit them. They learned about the visit half an hour before the first meeting of the Mushaima family. Each one of them was in solitary confinement, yet they could hear each other’s voices. All of them learned at 12:30 that they will be visited by their families.”

According to the bereaved mom, the martyrs themselves were cautious about the news: “Everybody knows that there are no visits on Saturdays. This, itself, represented an execution.”

“The visit wasn’t like any other… we underwent very careful inspection. Before we entered the prison, we were inspected in an outside cabin, then we were inspected again before we entered a car accompanied with 4 policewomen and 2 policemen,” the mother explained. She further noted that “after we got out of the vehicle, we were inspected again. The moment we entered the place, we saw many police officers on both sides. Between 50 or 60 police personnel, males and females, were deployed in the place.”

“Some four or five policewomen were standing next to us. They kept wearing their sunglasses, observing us during the one-hour visit.”

Martyr Ali al-Singace’s mother told us that the same strict inspection was applied on them as they exited the place… “We were surprised, we were only thinking of the entire procedure we went through.”

The mother explained the treatment they went through as “brutal inspection.”

“I told myself that the moment was a goodbye moment. I told my son to expect that this is the final visit… I told him this might be the last time we see each other although we didn’t know before. I had that feeling… I felt it is the time to say goodbye…”

On the next day, Ali’s father received a call at 09:00 in the morning informing him to come take his son’s corpse from a very far area, not in the region where they live.

“We wanted to bury him an al-Sanabis but they didn’t accept. We feared that they would bury them some place without knowing anything regarding their whereabouts,” the mom said.

Although our sons were executed, people here in Bahrain won’t be silenced and won’t stop their protests.

Ali, just like many other ‘opinion detainees’ in Bahrain, received his judgement in absentia. Also like many other innocent detainees, he was subjected to electric shocks, torture and insults to confess committing ‘crimes’ he actually didn’t.

Ever since the peaceful popular protests started in early 2011, Manama has provided a heavy-handed security response. The clampdown has cost scores of lives.

Later during the popular uprising, the regime called in Saudi and Emirati reinforcements to help it muffle dissent.

1,300 Bahrainis have been arrested and those still in detention have been tortured and denied access to medical care. Hospitals have been militarized as doctors and nurses are harassed for treating victims of the protests. Thousands of workers have been dismissed or suspended from their jobs for taking part in the demonstrations.

Meanwhile, as the international community – particularly in the West – has been quite vocal in condemning atrocities committed against protesters in some Middle Eastern countries, things in Bahrain go the other way. When it comes to the injustice practiced against people there, calls from the West for an end to the authorities’ human rights abuses have been rather muted.

People who demand freedom would definitely offer big sacrifices, and so is the case of the families of Bahraini martyrs. They well accept the martyrdom of their loved ones. They believe that their sons are in heaven, and that justice would spread some day, when the tyrant would receive his due punishment.

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سورية في العام 2019: تنتصر على آفتين وتستعيدُ ميزتين

ديسمبر 31, 2018

د. وفيق إبراهيم

هذا ليس تبصيراً لمشعوذ يتلاعب بالضعف البشري أمام الغيب، فالتحليل السياسي المنطقي يستند عادة الى معطيات تنأى عن الدعاية السياسية التي تشبه هواء يتبدّدُ في الفضاء البعيد، ولا يُخلفُ أثراً، فعندما يقال إن الدولة السورية أجهضت آفتين وبيلَتين وهما الإرهاب المدعوم داخلياً وعربياً وإقليمياً ودولياً وأرغمت الدور الأميركي الضخم للعودة الى اسلوب «القيادة من الخلف».

فهذه مسائل واضحة لا تحتاج لكبير جهد للاقتناع بها.

لجهة الإرهاب، تكفي العودة الى تطوره في الساحة السورية، من حالة التمظهر بمطالب سياسية خلف متظاهرين تأثروا بمواعظ لأئمة مساجد مرتبطين بالوهابية فكراً وتمويلاً الى مرحلة «إجرامية» إرهابية لم تُفرِق في القتل بين طفل وراشد ولم تميّز في الاغتصاب بين حدثة ومراهقة وعجوز واستجلبت من اقصى الأرض في الصين وروسيا وجنوب شرق آسيا وأميركا واوروبا والشرق الأوسط العربي والاقليمي وشمال أفريقيا وأنحائها المختلفة المتطرفين المنتمين الى تنظيمات اسلامية وبمئات الآلاف، فهذه ليست اعمال تطوّع. إنها نتيجة لمشروع صادر عن جهة أميركية متمكنة جمعت بين القدرة العالمية والدراسات الأكاديمية وتورّط دول الإقليم التابعة لها بأدوار مختلفة كانت تبدو متباينة، أو هكذا أراد الأميركيون لها أن تكون مع عقيدة وهابية ترفض الآخر المختلف عنها وتدعو الى قتله، وبإشراف عسكري أميركي مباشر فتح لجحافل هذا الإرهاب الحدود السياسية مع تركيا وقطر والعراق، ولبنان لمدة قصيرة.

وإلا كيف دخل أكثر من مئة ألف إرهابي الى سورية؟ دخلوها بإشراف أميركي جدي وبرعاية كاملة من المخابرات التركية والأردنية والسعودية والقطرية والاماراتية وبما يتلاءم مع قدرات كل منها.

استمر ضغط هذه القوى في الميدان السوري منذ 2012 وحتى الآن، من دون توقف وبمشروع واحد كان يتبدّل حسب موازين القوى، لكنه ابتدأ بمحاولات إسقاط الدولة ونظامها السياسي. وعندما اصطدم بقوة الجيش العربي السوري، عرف أن الاستيلاء على الدولة مستحيل، فذهب نحو سياسة التفتيت باستيلاد دويلات للإرهاب في شرق الفرات ومناطق درعا وصولاً الى الحدود الأردنية آملين من الأتراك رعاية دويلات سورية في الشمال والشمال الغربي ودافعين الأكراد نحو دولة مستقلة شرق الفرات.

ماذا كانت النتيجة؟

أطاح الجيش العربي السوري بكل الاحلام الأميركية في وسط البلاد وجنوبها وبعض أنحاء الشمال فدمّر مواقع الإرهاب وخطوط حركته العسكرية والاقتصادية خانقاً مشروعه السياسي بالخلافة الإسلامية المزعومة الذي كان يتصدر المشاهد الكبرى في الإعلام العالمي والبرهان موجود في تحرير 75 من مساحة سورية، وهذه المعلومات التي لا لبس فيها إنما جرى إنجازها على الرغم من الدعم الذي يتلقاه هذا الإرهاب من تواطؤ أميركي مكشوف كان يبيح له نقل النفط الى تركيا وبعض أنحاء العراق حين كان بيد الإرهابيين والأردن ولبنان سامحاً له بجلب السلاح والإرهابيين علناً، وكان يساعده حتى بقصف مواقع للجيش السوري زاعماً أن القصف سببه خطأ تقني.

ونتيجة لتراجع دور الإرهاب مع تعذر الاستمرار بالمراهنة الكاملة على الكرد، وذلك لاعادة جذب تركيا الى المحور الأميركي، اعلن الرئيس الأميركي ترامب عن سحب قوات بلاده من سورية في غضون مدة أقصاها ثلاثة اشهر، وكي يعاود تفجير الازمة السورية بآليات جديدة دعا تركيا للدخول الى شرق الفرات لتطهيره من الإرهاب موافقاً في الوقت نفسه على اهداء السلاح الأميركي في هذه المنطقة للأكراد، وذلك في حركة أميركية مكشوفة لتوفير وقود للمعارك المقبلة بين أكراد وأتراك وداعش والدولة السورية وتحالفاتها.

يبدو أن سورية نجحت ببراعة في تدمير الإرهاب على مستويي المشروع والبنية العسكرية.

وفرضت على الأميركيين مواكبة تدمير هذا الإرهاب بتراجعٍ مماثلٍ مع الاتجاه الى تطبيق نظرية «القيادة من الخلف» والتعاون بالقصف الجوي مع وسائلها الجديدة وهي تركيا.

ما فعلته سورية لا تستطيع أي دولة في الشرق الأوسط أن تفعل مثيلاً له، خصوصاً على مستوى وحدة شعبها وصلابة مؤسساتها السياسية وبسالة جيشها وحسن تدبّرها للتحالفات الوازنة والآمنة.

وهذا ما يضعها في خانة الدول المرشحة بقوة لتحقيق سيادتها الكاملة في 2019 استناداً إلى ما أنجزته في مرحلة 2011 2018 بالإضافة الى قدرتها المرتقبة على اداء دور عربي وبالتالي إقليمي.

فهناك اليوم في المنطقة مشهدان في المشرق العربي: انتصار سورية وهزيمة السعودية والإمارات وانكفاء مصر الى أسوأ المراحل في تاريخها، الى جانب قطر المحاصرة واليمن الجريح والعراق الباحث بجهد عن وحدته الداخلية.

ألا تفسر هذه المشاهد عودة الأعراب الى دمشق يستظلون بها من الأخطار الإقليمية والدولية، فآل سعود يعانون من انهيار أدوارهم مرعوبين من المخاطر الداخلية، وكذلك آل زايد، أما آل خليفة في البحرين فيعرفون ان مساحة جزيرتهم التي لا تتعدّى 500 كيلومتر مربع تحتاج الى ست قواعد عسكرية أجنبية لحمايتها، وهي قواعد أميركية فرنسية وبريطانية وسعودية وقوات مجلس التعاون ومصر، وهناك قاعدة إسرائيلية سرية لم يُكشف أمرها بعد.

ولأن هذه المعطيات هي معلومات يعرفها الجميع وليست مجرد اتهامات، فإن استرجاع سورية لكامل سيادتها إنما يتواكب مع استعادتها دورها العربي وتالياً الإقليمي، فالانسحاب الأميركي في سورية وأفغانستان وإصرارها على وقف حرب اليمن ليست إلا مؤشرات تضع بلدان الشرق العربي أمام حقيقة الدور السوري الإقليمي المطلوب بقوة في ميدان ساقط وفارغ سياسياً وعسكرياً ومتآمر إسرائيلياً.

وهكذا تنحو سورية الى استرداد محوريتها على وقع صراع جديد مع البديل الأميركي للإرهاب وهو مشروع أردوغان لإعادة انتاج الدولة العثمانية ولن يكون أقوى من المشروع الإرهابي الذي كان يضم في حلقاته المتنوّعة أردوغان وشركاه والمعلم الأميركي على السواء.

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Islington Council vs. Gilad Atzmon-UK Column News

December 22, 2018  /  Gilad Atzmon

A council that is on the brink of financial collapse was willing to spend tens of thousand of tax payers money hiring one of Britain’s most expensive law firms just to stop me playing saxophone with the Blockheads 4 days ahead of Christmas. Why? Because one ultra rightwing Pro Israeli activist complained that he would feel uncomfortable with me on stage. I guess that this sums up what British Labour 2018 is. Let’s hope they improve in 2019 but I don’t hold my breath.

Islington Council’s ban item starts at 26.35 with Mike Robinson and David Scott

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Al-Ahed’s Sit-Down with the Jordanian Delegation in Syria, Assad Sends a Message to the King

Mohammad Eid

Damascus hosted the first high-level Jordanian parliamentary delegation since the beginning of the Syrian war.

According to the delegation, they were dispatched under the patronage of their king and members of his government. Members of the Jordanian delegation were warmly greeted by many Syrian political and spiritual leaders.

The clearest reference to the warm greeting was an oral message that Syrian President Bashar Assad sent to King Abdullah II through the visiting delegation.

The head of the Jordanian delegation, a current deputy and former Speaker of the House of Representatives Abdul Karim Doghmi told al-Ahed as much in an exclusive interview.

The message states that Syria and President Assad “do not want to look back at the past but into the future” with regards to the relationship with Amman. Will Amman seize the opportunity of Syrian forgiveness for the eight years of Jordan’s conspiring against its neighbor?

A Visit With The Blessing Of The King And The Jordanian Government

In a first move of its kind since the start of the Syrian crisis, Damascus received a high-ranking Jordanian delegation. The delegation was made up of deputies who defended Syria inside Jordan from the very beginning. The easing of tensions between the two countries and following the reopening of the Nasib border crossing helped these deputies in organizing a delegation that included the heads of the committees in the Jordanian Parliament.

The head of the delegation and its members told al-Ahed that this visit enjoys broad parliamentary support as well as the blessing of the Jordanian king.

The Jordanian delegation included political and parliamentary figures, most notably the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, current deputy and head of the delegation Abdul Karim Doghmi, the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Jordanian Parliament Nidal al-Ta’ani and the Chairman of the Committee on Public Liberties and Human Rights in Parliament Awad Al-Zawaida.

Assad’s message to the King of Jordan: We will not reproach and we look forward to the future

We met the members of the Jordanian delegation in the building housing the Syrian Ministry of Justice after their meeting with Syria’s ministers of justice, foreign affairs as well as the Speaker of the People’s Assembly and some Islamic and Christian spiritual leaders.

Their visit culminated in a meeting with President Assad.

“President Assad received us with a remarkable welcome. And His Excellency was, as usual, very positive and transparent. He spoke to us kindly and in an excellent manner,” the head of the delegation, Abdul Karim Doghmi, said in an exclusive with al-Ahed website.

“I do not want to look back to the past. I look forward to the future to deepen the relations between our two countries,” Doghmi quoted Assad as saying regarding his stance towards the Jordanian government.

Doghmi explained to al-Ahed that “President Assad did not mention any of the negativity from the Jordanian side.”

The delegation quoted President Assad as saying: “I do not reproach and I look forward to the future. God willing, our relationship will develop further.”

After the meeting, he escorted the delegation outside the hall saying, “Give my greetings to His Majesty the King.”

Doghmi stressed that he would convey this oral message to the Jordanian monarch and members of the government “with whom we have a strong relationship and who welcomed the visit we are making.”

Moreover, Doghmi pointed out that his delegation had a particular position on the global war against Syria.

“We are with Syria, its people and its leadership and with Syria’s allies in the axis of resistance,” he said.

He added that the delegation came to congratulate Syria on eradicating terrorism, with only small pockets left in the north and east of the Euphrates.

“God willing, this liberation will be complete thanks to the support that the Syrian leadership enjoys from the people and the army in order to eliminate terrorism that threatens the entire region,” Doghmi said.

There are no lists of Jordanians wanted by the Syrian government

Chairman of the Committee on Public Liberties and Human Rights in the Jordanian Parliament Awad Al-Zawaydeh told the website that he carries a message from the Speaker of the Jordanian House of Representatives Atef Tarawneh to his Syrian counterpart Hammouda Sabbagh that “aims to strengthen parliamentary, economic and social relations between the two brotherly countries.”

One of the visiting Jordanian lawmakers addressed Syrian Justice Minister Hisham al-Sha’ar.

“Your Excellency, there are rumors circulating on social media, alleging that the Syrian government has a list of 9000 wanted Jordanians. We are sure these are rumors that want to disrupt our visit to Syria and prevent the Jordanians from coming to Syria. Can you deny them so we can spread the news in Jordan?” the Jordanian lawmaker asked.

Al-Sha’ar replied, “I have never heard of this and you can quote me.”

Minister Al-Sha’ar assured al-Ahed that he was happy to meet the Jordanian MPs who represent their people, pointing out that they have a great role in developing relations, especially with the return of economic activity and exchanges as well as social relations between the two countries.

“The job of the deputies to bring things back to the way they were and better than before is a great undertaking,” he added.

Source: Al-Ahed, Syria

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Yemeni sources reported that the army and popular committees lured the infiltrating group into a trap and claimed all its members, stressing readiness for frustrating all the Saudi-led military plots and attacks.

Yemen has been since March 2015 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition, in a bid to restore control to fugitive president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi who is Riyadh’s ally.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed and injured in the strikes launched by the coalition, with the vast majority of them are civilians.

The coalition, which includes in addition to Saudi Arabia and UAE: Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan and Kuwait, has been also imposing a harsh blockade against Yemenis.

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WILL ISRAELI-SAUDI BACKED ISIS ATTACK JORDAN NEXT?

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By Andrey Ontikov – Jordan may become the new victim of ISIS, writes the prominent American outlet, The National Interest. With the weakening of the positions of the group in Syria and Iraq, it is here that a significant number of terrorists can go, and they will fall on more than fertile ground. We figured out how likely such a scenario is, why the Hashemite Kingdom in this case will pay the price for the policy of its allies and how it will complicate the Russian operation in Syria.

Terrorist Relocation

Russian politicians, military and diplomats periodically sound the alarm about the possible destabilization of the situation in various parts of the world after the defeats that extremist groups suffer in Syria and Iraq. The terrorist international, which has flooded these two countries since 2011, will now return home – with combat experience behind them and heads that are not cool. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, we can talk about 50 thousand militants from 100 countries. In the area of ​​particular risk – the states of the Middle East, the EU and Southeast Asia.

Fighting east of Hama

The problem is recognized at the expert level in the United States. So writes Emily Przyborowski, an employee of the American Council on Foreign Policy, writes in her article in The National Interest that ISIS militants can find a safe haven for themselves in neighboring Syria and Jordan Iraq. According to her, in the ranks of the militants fought 3 thousand. As citizens of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 250 of them have already returned.

The author recalls that as recently as August of this year a terrorist act was already committed in the country. Then, the militants laid a mine under a patrol car in the city of Fuheys, located 12 km from Amman. The explosion killed one member of the security forces. The next day, Jordanian special forces conducted a counterterrorism raid. During the assault on extremist asylum killed four more law enforcement officials.

Syrian refugee children in the courtyard of a temporary school built in an old mosque in the eastern part of Idlib province

Syrian refugee children in the courtyard of a temporary school built in an old mosque in the eastern part of Idlib province
Photo: Global Look Press / Anas Alkharboutli / dpa

At the same time, Emily Przyborowski indicates that in March of this year, the United States, together with Jordan, opened a training center to counter terrorism to the south of the kingdom’s capital. But, judging by the terrorist attack in August, its effectiveness is still in doubt. In addition, the author of the article diplomatically closes his eyes to a number of external factors, due to which the kingdom was facing a new threat.

Amman’s economic difficulty

Jordan – a country that does not have such a number of minerals, like many of its neighbors. Consequently, these resources Amman is forced to acquire abroad. The economy of the kingdom is largely dependent on foreign aid, primarily Saudi and American. But despite this, the country and its population are still very poor. Recent attempts by the authorities to raise income tax have led to thousands of protests that cost the office of Prime Minister Hani al-Mulka.

The difficult economic situation only contributes to the potential growth of extremist sentiment. And not only. In some cases, people are going to fight in Syria and Iraq, not because the Islamist ideology is close to them, but solely for the sake of wages for participating in hostilities that are paid by foreign sponsors of terrorists. The latter understand: money for newly-fledged militants is either a good alternative to low salary in their homeland, or even a chance to cope with the hopelessness associated with unemployment.

Types of Amman

Scenes of Amman
Photo: Global Look Press / Mika Schmidt / dpa

As for the Syrian crisis, Amman became an unwitting participant in it. Experts note that the last thing the kingdom’s authorities are interested in is to destabilize the situation on its borders. Jordan began to reap the fruits of foreign adventures when refugees poured into its territory. According to the UN, as of February of this year, there were 89 forced migrants per thousand residents of the kingdom, and their total number was 740 thousand: 657 thousand from Syria, 66 thousand from Iraq, and the rest from other countries.

The content of such a large number of people fell heavily on the shoulders of the Jordanian authorities. It is not just about allocating money, but also about creating camps for the accommodation of refugees, as well as jobs for them. Nevertheless, the majority of internally displaced people live on less than $ 3 a day, which is another stimulus for the growth of extremist sentiments – only now among those whom Jordan has sheltered in their territory. Actually, reports about the recruitment of militants in refugee camps appeared in 2013.

And this is not to mention the fact that the kingdom is traditionally one of the main bases for the radicals in the person of the Muslim Brotherhood. And they terrorized Syria for several decades ago, leaving after committing attacks back to Jordan. Soviet military experts were also attacked. At the same time, the authorities in Amman already could not do anything about it , citing the fact that the “Brotherhood” is controlled by the CIA.

Extinguish the fire with gasoline

What Emily Pshiborovski did not mention in her material was about how the United States, which in the article is presented as Amman’s defenders against terrorists, trained these same terrorists right on the territory of the kingdom. We are talking about the program for the training of American fighters instructors “moderate opposition”, launched in 2013. True, later in Washington they recognized its inefficiency, since only a few dozen militants were able to prepare for the spent $ 500 million.

But the problem is also different: as part of the program, the rebels were also supplied with weapons, which were partially plundered by the Jordanians themselves and turned out to be on the black market, and partially sold by “oppositionists” to ISIS terrorists. As is clear, the likelihood that such actions will ricochet in the future around Jordan itself only increases.

US military at military base at-Tanf

US military at military base at-Tanf
Photo: US Department of Defense Press Service / defense.gov

And of course, it is worth remembering that the American military base at-Tanf and the Rukban refugee camp are located on the Syrian territory, at the junction of the borders with Iraq and Jordan. Around them is the 55-kilometer “security zone”, which the United States declared a closed territory. What happens there remains a mystery to the general public. The Russian Defense Ministry recently said that the United States was training armed units there. And this accusation is fully justified: it is from the area of ​​the at-Tanfa militant group that various Syrian settlements are constantly attacking.

To say that the leadership in Amman is not enthusiastic about all this is to say nothing. But, given the volume of foreign economic assistance, it does not have to choose. As they say, the one who pays is the one who tells the band what to play.

Pawn in someone else’s game

The prospect of turning Jordan into a safe haven for terrorists is no good for Russia either. Globally, this is another hotbed of instability in the Middle East, which is already enough. And in the context of the Syrian crisis, we can safely expect that the kingdom will turn into a rear base for militants. And something suggests that it will be much more difficult for Moscow to get an invitation to liquidate them from Amman, rather than in the case of Damascus – even despite the warm friendly relations between President Vladimir Putin and King Abdullah II.

On the other hand, it is unlikely that the leaders of ISIL or other terrorist groups will determine whether they should destabilize Jordan or not. Single attacks and attacks are still in their power, but globally, decisions will be made at a different level.

Imprints of children's hands on the wall in one of the camps for Syrian refugees in Jordan, 10 kilometers from the Syrian border

Imprints of children’s hands on the wall in one of the camps for Syrian refugees in Jordan, 10 kilometers from the Syrian border
Photo: Global Look Press / Gabriel Romero / ZUMAPRESS

And here you just need to remember that the preparation of the militants of the opposition, which is not very different from ISIS, in the territory of the kingdom was done by the Americans. The situation in Rukban is controlled by the USA. Earlier, the Defense Ministry accused Washington of faking the fight against ISIS on the eastern bank of the Euphrates – the remaining small stronghold of militants cannot be eliminated for several months.

There are plenty of facts pointing to cooperation between the United States and extremists, the Russian military. And the leader of the terrorists, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was once in a US prison in Iraq, and after his release, the group he headed now began to rise rapidly. So Jordan, if it risks anything, is to fall prey to some new “geopolitical project” of Washington: he, as practice shows, gets rid of allies with the same ease as he does from enemies.

US Support to Saudi-led War on Yemen Continuing: Yemeni Negotiator

Ansarullah Spokesman Mohammad Abdol Salam

US Support to Saudi-led War on Yemen Continuing: Yemeni Negotiator

November 3, 2018

Head of the Yemeni national delegation Mohammad Abdol Salam stressed that the US call for halting the Saudi-led aggression on Yemen signals the start of a new phase of escalation, adding that the American support to this war is accompanied by a remarkable military preparation on the Western Coast.

Abdol Salam pointed out that the national delegation did not receive any invitation to attend any new round of negotiations, calling on the Yemenis to be assured that the Army and the popular committees can achieve the victory they look for.

Yemen has been since March 2015 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition, in a bid to restore control to fugitive president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi who is Riyadh’s ally.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed and injured in the strikes launched by the coalition, with the vast majority of them are civilians.

The coalition, which includes in addition to Saudi Arabia and UAE: Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan and Kuwait, has been also imposing a harsh blockade against Yemenis.

Source: Al-Manar English Website

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