The Facts from Operation Truthful Promise وقائع من عملية «الوعد الصادق» ابراهيم الأمين

Ibrahim al-Amin

Less than 6 years on, the Shaba’a 2000 scenario was repeated – but with complete success! On July 12, the state of alert along the border seemed different than before. Hezbollah had noticed that “Israel” was thoroughly scrutinizing a lot of things. It was talking about “indications of Hezbollah’s intention to do something.” As far as the resistance was concerned, everything was ready: transportation vehicles, medical operations room, captivity room – and refrigerators for those killed in battle.

In the central operations room, Hajj (A. M.) sat beside the commander of the ground units Haj (M), the first sector officer Hajj (G) and others from the field intelligence unit in the resistance. A couple of cups of tea and summer fruits sat on a wooden table. (M) did not stop telling jokes. He recalled that he had survived an enemy surveillance operation for the 110th time along the border area. But in those days the burden of the task required a greater degree of movement.

(A. M.) said

“Sayyed  Hassan has once again fulfilled his promise to the public that a capture operation will take place. This requires additional work from us to achieve the objective and obtain the desired result: to capture soldiers that “Israel” cares about (that are not of Arab origin) while they are still alive.”

A while back, preparations for such an effort were unsuccessful. Sometimes, the target was moving in an area that needed complex operational arrangements. Other times, public warnings by the resistance imposed a constant alert on the part of the enemy soldiers. But this does not preclude scrutiny of the procedures to reach an accessible gap. These are the equations of the resistance: there is a gap in each of the enemy’s procedure. The most important thing is to diagnose it accurately and not to make any error in the estimation and timing.

There was a permanent review of past experiences by the leadership. One of the major missions took place in the town of Ghajar. The groups were prepared to execute a new kind of operation: storming fixed positions under unprecedented, centered and extensive artillery shelling of all points of the enemy’s movement. Hundreds of fighters were ready to carry out the largest incursion operation. Military-upgraded civilian cars were prepared near the location without anyone paying attention to the matter. The resistance imposed a routine movement for its fighters and cars until the scene began to look like a boring routine: the resistance fighters monotonously monitor the next scene. They whisper and then disappear.

When the decision came to launch the attack, the resistance needed only a few minutes to succeed in paralyzing the movement of all the “Israeli” positions in the area and the hills overlooking it. The shelling was very violent and intense. The anti-tank rocket launchers burned the military vehicles similar to the Atari, as Sayyed Nasrallah later described. Then the resistance fighters in four-wheel-drive vehicles and motorcycles stormed the place. For the first time in history, one of them carried a new weapon, the B-29. It was the new generation of the conventional Russian B7weapons. The machine guns did not stop firing in the direction of the bunkers and the ambushes. But there was a flaw in the monitoring process, which led to an unaccounted confrontation. A few minutes passed before a group of resistance fighter were ambushed, resulting in the martyrdom of four of them.

Communication with the central command pointed to the failure. Work was quickly done to pull the operations group from the battlefield. The special preparedness group assigned to confront any response from the enemy remained on high alert. Meanwhile, the “Israelis” were checking up on their soldiers through intensive radio communications. And as usual, the planes were late in reaching the area. When the Northern Command received news of the confrontations and the results, it made sure that no soldier went missing. The enemy’s leaders breathed a sigh of relief. They decided to respond. A few hours passed and calm returned to the place. A long time passed since the Ghajar Operation. The process of drawing lessons by the leadership of the resistance intensified. Sayyed Nasrallah, who has always faced situations of this kind, overlooked the errors of those responsible for the operation. In his own way, he praised God and asked Him to help make other missions successful. As for the leaders concerned, they were stressed for a long while. Silence prevailed, accompanied by a quick review and the start of work again.

After May 25, 2000, the resistance fighters began monitoring a new frontline. They spotted sizable gaps in the movement of the enemy soldiers. But public warnings from the leadership of the resistance regarding the capture the soldiers were more frequent, and precautionary measures were not enough to fill the gaps. After a few months of close monitoring, the famous operation point was identified at the Shabaa Gate near Naqqar pond. That day, a classic operation took place. A hostile vehicle passed. It was blown up by a large explosive device. The big bang unexpectedly destroyed the unarmed vehicle. The soldiers were killed, and their bodies were quickly loaded into a four-wheel-drive vehicle. In less than half an hour, everything was over.

Less than six years had passed since that operation. According to facts on the ground, after the Ghajar operation, the enemy’s alertness rose to unprecedented levels. The resistance fighters had to exhaust the enemy soldiers nonstop. Organized breaches of the electronic wire forced enemy patrols to carry out nonstop inspections. There was a great need to monitor the mechanism of action by the enemy: the type of vehicles used, the number of soldiers in each, routine or sudden movement, the margin of maneuver of the soldiers and the mechanism of communication between them and their leadership, the level of combat readiness and how to act towards what is happening at the fence. Many tests were carried out. When the resistance leadership found it necessary to expand the area of ??operation, nature was a facilitator in the western sector of the front. It took time for the resistance leadership to make sure that the area presented a serious opportunity to carry out a swift operation. It was clear that the work would be very similar to the famous Shebaa operation. No significant military action was required. What was required was an operation with a security dimension. This means that the monitoring unit should provide sufficient information to prevent any surprises. The fact that the objective is to capture living soldiers imposed on the mission a mechanism of military action. The resistance fighters did not have to shoot to kill, but they had to use mechanisms of action that would kill some and leave other soldiers alive. Thus, the theoretical lesson from the Shebaa process is important at this moment: the destruction of an armored vehicle without killing those inside and destroying the support vehicles and killing those who move to assist them.

Several weeks passed on the close monitoring of the point. One day, a high-ranking “Israeli” officer, Audi Adam, passed through the area. He was not alone. He was with his family. At that moment, he was not a serious target. The resistance fighters who were trained to carry out the attack and prepared weapons, offensive plans and tools, spent long days and nights keeping an eye out for the conditions of a successful attack.

The intelligence data of the resistance indicated that the brigades’ shift change was nearing. The operation site became more vulnerable. Relaxation appeared in the movement of the soldiers and their command. And the switch approached. But the resistance leadership received surprising information that the Druze battalion would take over within 48 hours. This means that the operation may succeed, but the soldiers who are supposed to be captured will be of Arab origin. The resistance was looking for a prey of another origin, calling for a different state of alert. On July 12, the state of alert along the border was not the same as before. Hezbollah noticed that “Israel” started to scrutinize many things. Each time the party intended to do something, it had to inform all the observation posts and known centers that they had to evacuate. The size of the resistance grew. And the movement was no longer unable to hide completely. The “Israelis” spoke a lot about “warnings or signs of Hezbollah’s intention to do something.” Some believed and still do that “Israel” depended on intelligence data, the kind which is usually classified as a breach. But “Israel’s” Northern Command was merely content in observing one of its locations for a sudden movement of resistance fighters for it to act on the grounds that something was going on.

On that day, the decision of the resistance was not the same as before. The resistance units deployed along the border and behind it did not receive advance warning or a unified operations order regarding what special groups could carry out near Aita al-Shaab or opposite to the Zarit settlement. Meanwhile, the assigned units were acting as if it was a battle:

Five groups of resistance fighters deployed across the operation site. One group directly attacked with rocket-propelled grenades. Another provided cover fire using light and medium machine guns. The third group bombarded the military points that were the direct focus of the operation. The fourth’s mission was to cross the border after the iron gate was bombed by a special explosive device and facilitate the entrance of the civilian car to transport the captives in addition to disabling the movement of “Israeli” soldiers and opening the doors of the military vehicles.

In a place where it is difficult to ascertain whether it is near or far away, the other teams were also ready. There were others in civilian vehicles prepared to provide first aid to anyone injured among the resistance or the prisoners. A special operating room equipped with all the necessary equipment to perform surgical operations for the “Israeli” soldiers in case of light or severe injury was also prepared. There were special refrigerators to keep the bodies of the soldiers in case they were killed. There were also rooms intended to accommodate the soldiers if they were captured alive.

When the patrol approached the point of attack, the plan was to surround it and fire at it away from the prying eyes of “Israeli” controls. The operation did not tolerate any kind of error or any kind of sluggishness. When it was confirmed that there were two armored vehicles transporting more than six soldiers, the field command was notified. The answer was not delayed and gave the order to prepare to execute. The order did not only include the groups that carried out the attack but also other units present, both at the frontline and at the border areas.

“The target has reached the point of death” as the resistance fighters say. The signal was given to start the attack. The second vehicle was hit with a direct missile attack that completely destroyed it and killed and injured those inside. There was no movement. There was a group taking care of it. Within three minutes, the Humvee turned into a broken child’s toy. The lead vehicle also came under fire. But the injuries were different. The resistance fighters had trained to hit an armored vehicle without burning it completely, and how to direct heavy fire towards heavily armed soldiers without fatally injuring them.

The main target of the attackers was the lead Humvee. The plan was to capture the soldiers inside. So the resistance fighters made sure that the missiles aimed at it were not lethal. The “Israeli” army later concluded that the resistance’s plan was aimed at targeting the Humvee in a way that would trap the soldiers inside.

The resistance fighters fired three RPGs at the Humvee. The rockets exploded on the side where Goldwasser and Regev were sitting, injuring them. At this moment, the other two soldiers, Maudi and Feinberg, managed to escape from the vehicle and headed toward a grove opposite the road and hid.

The rule entailed that the soldiers either get away from the vehicles and choose a suitable place for the confrontation or stay inside the vehicle and wait for help. The assault unit was armed with sharp tools intended to open closed doors. The four soldiers in the first Humvee did not have a chance to take a breath. Two soldiers got out of the vehicles towards a nearby forest in search of a safe place. They did not act as soldiers during a battle. Something happened in less than a minute. The other two soldiers suffered different injuries. A group of resistance fighters approached the burning vehicle and pulled out Goldwasser and Ragev. The others blew up the nearby border gate. The vehicle crossed and quickly disappeared into the “safe zone” where the enemy could not follow it. The resistance groups were withdrawing at an astonishing speed, leaving dead, wounded and bleeding soldiers behind. It was not too long, until the prisoners arrived where their trace would disappear until the day of the exchange.

Sayyed received the “gift” and watched the recording of the operation

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah did not disclose what he was doing during the operation. But his aide did not lift his eyes from the phone. He did not know what Nasrallah wanted from him that day when he insisted on not neglecting any call from the military leadership. During work, this kind of communication must be curtailed. Despite all the special safety procedures, the enemy was still trying to catch up with him. How can Nasrallah speak from an unknown location in Greater Beirut with the existing border control point just one meter from occupied Palestine, and remain reassured that no one is eavesdropping?

Preparation for the operation took at least four months. Sayyed Nasrallah was exceptionally confident that the mission would succeed along the front line. Less than an hour after the start of the operation, Sayyed received the final call: the gift arrived! It was not possible to understand the content of the rest of the conversation because Nasrallah quickly asked a series of questions: were there martyrs? Did any of the brothers get hurt? Are the prisoners alive? Are things going according to plan? What are the field leadership’s estimates of the enemy’s reaction? What information is there from the enemy’s public or private monitoring room? What is the situation along the border now?

Certainly Nasrallah was not in his office at those moments. A few hours later, none of the resistance leaders remained in their offices or home. The combat units were preparing in the south for the possibility of the enemy’s response expanding. The instructions recommended that an all-out confrontation be avoided, pending the magnitude of the decision in Tel Aviv.

Later, a group of resistance leaders went to Sayyed Nasrallah’s office. The room was hastily prepared, and everyone watched a recording of the operation. The details were complete. Minutes later the recording was hidden. It has not been watched by anyone else including the person who filmed it.

Source: Al-Akhbar Newspaper, Translated by website team

وقائع من عملية «الوعد الصادق»

ابراهيم الأمين

بعـد أقلّ من 6 سنوات تكرر سـيناريو شبعا الـ2000… لكن بنجاح تام! يوم 12 تموز، لم يكن الاستنفار على الحدود شبيهاً بما سبقه. انتبه حزب الله إلى أن إسرائيل صارت تدقّق في أشياء كثيرة، وتتحدّث عن «إشارات إلى نية حزب الله القيام بشيء». أمّا من جهة المقاومة، فكان كلّ شيء جاهزاً: سيارات النقل وغرفة العمليات الطبية وغرفة الأسر… والثلاجات لمن يقتل في المعركة

في غرفة العمليات المركزية، جلس الحاج (ا. م) والى جانبه قائد الوحدات البرية الحاج (م) ومسؤول القطاع الأول الحاج (ج) وآخرون من وحدة الاستخبارات الميدانية في المقاومة. على الطاولة الخشبية كانت بضعة فناجين من الشاي وفاكهة صيفية. لم يتوقف (م) عن إطلاق النكات. كان عليه أن يتذكر أنه نجا للمرة العاشرة بعد المئة من عملية رصد يقوم بها العدو له في المنطقة الحدودية. لكن أعباء المهمة تفرض حركة مكثفة هذه الأيام.
قال ( ا.م): «لقد التزم السيد حسن مجدداً أمام الجمهور بأن عملية أسر سوف تحصل. هذا يلزمنا بعمل إضافي لتحقيق الهدف والحصول على النتيجة المطلوبة: أسر جنود تهتم إسرائيل لأمرهم (أي ليسوا من أصول عربية) وهم أحياء».

منذ وقت غير قصير والاستعدادات لعمل من هذا النوع لم تلامس النجاح الكامل. في بعض الأحيان، كان الهدف يتحرك في منطقة تحتاج الى ترتيبات عملانية معقدة. وفي أحيان أخرى، كانت التحذيرات العلنية من جانب المقاومة تفرض استنفاراً دائماً لجنود العدو. لكن ذلك لا يمنع من التدقيق في الإجراءات وصولاً الى الثغرة التي يمكن النفاذ منها. هكذا هي معادلات المقاومة: كل إجراء للعدو فيه ثغرة، والمهم تشخيصها بدقة وعدم ارتكاب أي خطأ في التقدير ولا في التوقيت.

في أذهان القادة تجري مراجعة دائمة بشأن التجارب السابقة. آخر المهمات الكبرى، كانت في بلدة الغجر. أعدت المجموعات لتنفيذ عملية من النوع الجديد. اقتحام صاعق لمواقع ثابتة، تحت تغطية غير مسبوقة من القصف المدفعي المركز والشامل لكل نقاط التحرك من جانب العدو. كان المئات من المقاتلين في وضعية استعداد لتنفيذ أضخم عمليات الاقتحام. سيارات مدنية ذات طابع عسكري جهزت بالقرب من المكان دون أن يلتفت أحد للأمر. فرضت المقاومة حركة روتينية لمقاومين وسيارات حتى صار المشهد مملاً: مقاومون يرصدون بصورة رتيبة المشهد المقبل، يتهامسون ثم يختفون.

يوم تقرر تنفيذ الهجوم، احتاج المقاومون لدقائق معدودة لكي ينجحوا في شل حركة كل المواقع الاسرائيلية في المنطقة والتلال المشرفة عليها. كان القصف عنيفاً وكثيفاً جداً. وكان رماة الصواريخ المضادة للدروع يحرقون الآليات العسكرية على شكل لعبة «أتاري» كما قال السيد نصر الله لاحقاً. ثم اقتحم مقاومون بسيارات رباعية الدفع وعلى دراجات نارية المكان. وحمل أحدهم للمرة الاولى في تاريخ المقاومة سلاحاً جديداً هو «ب ـ 29» وهو الجيل الجديد من السلاح الروسي التقليدي «ب ـ 7». الرشاشات لا تتوقف عن إطلاق النار في اتجاه الدشم والكمائن المفترضة. لكن خللاً برز في عملية الرصد. وأدى إلى نشوب مواجهة غير محسوبة. مرت دقائق قبل أن تقع مجموعة من المقاومين في كمين أدى الى استشهاد أربعة منهم.
الاتصالات مع القيادة المركزية أشارت الى الفشل. جرى العمل بسرعة على سحب مجموعة العمليات من أرض المعركة، فيما بقيت مجموعات الجهوزية الخاصة بمواجهة أي ردة فعل للعدو في حالة استنفار قصوى. في هذا الوقت، كان الإسرائيليون يتفقدون جنودهم عبر اتصالات لاسلكية مكثفة، وكعادته تأخر الطيران للوصول الى المنطقة. وعندما تلقت قيادة المنطقة الشمالية أنباء المواجهات والنتائج، تأكدت من أن أي جندي لم يفقد. تنفس قادة العدو الصعداء. وقرروا الرد موضعياً. مرت ساعات قليلة وعاد الهدوء الى المكانمر وقت طويل على عملية الغجر. عملية استخلاص العبر تكثفت لدى قيادة المقاومة. السيد نصر الله الذي لطالما واجه أوضاعاً من هذا النوع، وقف على خاطر المسؤولين عن العملية. وعلى طريقته، أكثر من «الحمد لله سائلاً إياه العون على إنجاح مهمة أخرى». أما القادة المعنيون فلم يفارقهم التوتر لأيام طويلة. كان الوجوم قائماً، وإن رافق مراجعة سريعة والبدء بالعمل من جديد.

بعد الخامس والعشرين من أيار عام 2000، باشر المقاومون عملية رصد للحافة الأمامية الجديدة. كانت الثغر كبيرة في حركة جنود العدو. لكن تحذيرات قيادة المقاومة العلنية إزاء الأسر كانت أكثر حضوراً، والإجراءات الاحترازية لم تكن كافية لسد الثغر. وبعد شهور قليلة من المراقبة اللصيقة، حددت نقطة العملية الشهيرة عند بوابة شبعا قرب بركة النقار. يومها جرت عملية كلاسيكية. مرت مركبة معادية وفجرت بها عبوة ناسفة كبيرة. الانفجار الكبير دمر السيارة غير المصفحة بخلاف ما هو متوقع. قتل الجنود لكن جثثهم حُملت على وجه السرعة في سيارة نقل رباعية الدفع. وخلال أقل من نصف ساعة، كان كل شيء قد انتهى.

أقل من ستّ سنوات مرت على تلك العملية. بدا من الوقائع الميدانية بعد عملية الغجر، أن استنفار العدو ارتفع الى مستويات غير مسبوقة. كان على المقاومين إنهاك جنود العدو دون توقف. عمليات التحرش المنظمة بالسلك الالكتروني فرضت على دوريات العدو عدم التوقف عن عمليات التفقد. كانت هناك حاجة كبيرة لمراقبة آلية العمل من جانب العدو: نوع السيارات المستخدمة، عدد الجنود في كل منها، الحركة الروتينية أو المفاجئة، هامش المناورة أمام الجنود وآلية الاتصال بينهم وبين قيادتهم، ومستوى الاستعداد القتالي. وكيفية التصرف إزاء ما يحصل على السياج. اختبارات كثيرة حصلت. وعندما وجدت قيادة المقاومة أنه لا مناص من توسيع رقعة العمل، كانت الطبيعة عاملاً مساعداً في القطاع الغربي من الجبهة. ومر وقت قبل أن تتأكد قيادة المقاومة من أن هناك فرصة جدية لتنفيذ عملية خاطفة. كانت الصورة واضحة في أن العمل سوف يكون مشابهاً بقوة لعملية شبعا الشهيرة. ليس مطلوباً القيام بعمل عسكري اقتحامي كبير. ولكن المطلوب عملية ذات بعد أمني. ما يعني أن على وحدة الرصد أن تقدم المعلومات الكافية التي تمنع أي نوع من المفاجآت. وحقيقة أن الهدف هو أسر جنود أحياء، فرضت آلية من العمل العسكري. لم يكن على المقاومين عدم إطلاق رصاصات قاتلة ضد الجنود، ولكن كان عليهم استخدام آليات من العمل التي تتيح قتل البعض وترك البعض الآخر على قيد الحياة. وبالتالي فإن درس عملية شبعا النظري مهم في هذه اللحظة: إعطاب آلية دون قتل من بداخلها، وتدمير آليات الدعم وقتل من يتحرك لنجدتها.

مرت أسابيع عدة على المراقبة اللصيقة للنقطة. ذات يوم عبر المنطقة ضابط إسرائيلي برتبة عالية،هو اودي ادم ، لم يكن وحده، بل كانت معه عائلته. ولم يكن هدفاً جدياً في تلك اللحظة. المقاومون الذين دربوا على تنفيذ الهجوم، وأعدوا له ما يجب من أسلحة وخطط هجومية وأدوات، باتوا لياليهم الطويلة وراقبوا لنهارات عدة قبل أن تظهر في الأفق ملامح الهجوم الناجح. كانت المعطيات الاستخبارية لدى المقاومة تشير الى اقتراب لحظة التبديل في عمل الكتائب المنتشرة هناك. كانت نقطة العملية قد تحولت الى نقطة أكثر ضعفاً من الفترة السابقة. الاسترخاء ظهر على حركة الجنود وقيادتهم، وموعد التبديل اقترب. لكن المفاجأة جاءت على شكل معلومة وردت الى قيادة المقاومة، بأن الكتيبة الدرزية سوف تتولى المهمات خلال 48 ساعة. وهذا يعني أن العملية قد تنجح، ولكن الجنود المفترض أن يقعوا في الأسر سوف يكونون من أصول عربية، كانت المقاومة تبحث عن صيد من صنف آخر. ما استدعى الاستنفار بطريقة مختلفةيوم 12 تموز، لم يكن الاستنفار على الحدود شبيهاً بما سبقه. انتبه حزب الله إلى أن إسرائيل صارت تدقّق في أشياء كثيرة. وفي كل مرة ينوي الحزب القيام بعمل ما، كان عليه إبلاغ جميع نقاط المراقبة والمراكز العلنية بوجوب الإخلاء، . كبر جسم المقاومة، وباتت الحركة غير قادرة على الإخفاء كلياً. وتحدث الاسرائيليون كثيراً عن «إنذارات أو إشارات الى نية حزب الله القيام بشيء». كان البعض يعتقد ولا يزال، بأن اسرائيل تستند الى معطيات استخبارية من النوع الذي يصنّف عادة في خانة الخرق. لكن قيادة المنطقة الشمالية، كانت تكتفي بملاحظة لأحد مواقعها عن تقلص مفاجئ في حركة المقاومة، حتى تتصرف على أساس أن هناك شيئاً ما يتحضر.

في ذلك اليوم لم يكن القرار على نفس المستوى، لم تتلق وحدات المقاومة المنتشرة على طول الحدود وخلفها إنذاراً مسبقاً أو أمر عمليات موحداً حيال ما يمكن أن تنفذه مجموعات خاصة قرب عيتا الشعب أو قبالة مستعمرة زرعيت، بينما كانت الوحدات المكلفة العمل تتصرف على أساس أنها المعركة:

في مسرح العملية، انتشرت خمس مجموعات من المقاومة، تولت واحدة أمر الهجوم المباشر بواسطة القذائف الصاروخية، وتولت أخرى توفير الغطاء الناري بواسطة الرشاشات الخفيفة والمتوسطة، بينما تولت ثالثة قصف النقاط العسكرية ذات الحساسية المباشرة بالعملية، وكانت مهمة الرابعة تجاوز الحدود بعد تفجير البوابة الحديدية بواسطة عبوة خاصة وتسهيل دخول بسيارة مدنية لنقل الأسرى. اضافة الى تعطيل حركة الجنود وفتح أبواب السيارات العسكرية،

وفي مكان يصعب التأكد ما إذا كان قريباً أو بعيداً عن المكان، كانت الفرق الأخرى جاهزة أيضاً. سيارات مدنية اخرى فيها من يقوم بعملية الاسعاف لاي جريح يسقط من المقاومة او من الاسرى. كذلك جهزت غرفة عمليات جراحية خاصة مجهزة بكل ما يتطلبه أمر إجراء عمليات جراحية للجنود الإسرائيليين إذا أصيبوا بجراح خفيفة أو قاسية. وبرادات خاصة لحفظ جثث الجنود إذا ما قتلوا. غرف مخصصة لإيواء ضيوف من هذا المستوى إذا ما تم أسر الجنود احياء.

عند اقتراب الدورية من نقطة الهجوم، كانت الخطة تقضي بمحاصرتها بالنيران في أكثر النقاط ابتعاداً عن أعين الرقابة الاسرائيلية. لم تكن العملية تحتمل أي نوع من الخطأ أو أي نوع من البطء. ولما تم التأكد من وجود سيارتين وأن تصفيحهما جيد، وأن بداخلها أكثر من ستة جنود، أُبلغت القيادة الميدانية بواقع الأمر. ولم يتأخر الجواب بإعلان الاستعداد للتنفيذ. وهو إعلان لا يشمل فقط المجموعات التي تولت الهجوم الصاعق، بل يشمل وحدات أخرى، سواء على مستوى الجبهة أو على مستوى المناطق الخلفية.

«وصل الهدف الى نقطة المقتل» كما يقول المقاومون. أعطيت الإشارة ببدء الهجوم. السيارة الخلفية تعرّضت لقصف صاروخي مباشر أدى الى تدميرها بالكامل وقتل وجرح من بداخلها. لم تصدر عنها أي حركة بينما كانت هناك مجموعة تتولى أمرها، لا توقف الصليات المباشرة في ما بقي من الهامر التي أضحت في أقل من 3 دقائق كلعبة أطفال محطمة. أما السيارة الأولى، فكانت هي أيضاً في مرمى النيران. لكن الإصابات أخذت شكلاً مختلفاً. كان المقاومون قد تدربوا على كيفية إصابة سيارة مصفحة دون إحراقها بالكامل، وكيفية توجيه الصليات الغزيرة من النيران باتجاه جنود مدججين بالسلاح دون إصابتهم إصابة قاتلة.

الهدف الرئيسي للمهاجمين كان الهامر الأمامي، كانت الخطة تقضي بأسر الجنود من داخله. لذلك حرص المقاومون على أن تكون صواريخهم الموجهة نحوه غير قاتلة في إصابتها. استنتج الجيش الإسرائيليلاحقا بان خطة المقاومة كانت ترمي إلى استهداف الهامر بطريقة تؤدي إلى احتجاز الجنود داخله.

أطلق المقاومون ثلاثة قذائف صاروخية من طراز “آر بي جي” باتجاه الهامر، فانفجرت في الجانب الذي يجلس فيه غولدفاسر وريغيف، وأدت إلى إصابتهما بجراح. في هذه اللحظة تمكن الجنديان الآخران، موعادي وفاينبرغ، من الفرار خارج الآلية وتوجها نحو حرش محاذ للطريق ليختبآ داخله.

كانت القاعدة تقول بأن الجنود إما يهربون من السيارة بعيداً حيث يأخذون مكاناً مناسباً للمواجهة، أو يبقون داخل المركبة بانتظار النجدة. كان تسليح وحدة الاقتحام يتضمن آلات حادة مخصصة لفتح أبواب مغلقة أو خلافه. لم يكن أمام الجنود الأربعة في سيارة الهامر الأولى فرصة لالتقاط الانفاس. خرج جنديان من السيارة باتجاه حرج قريب. بحثا عن مكان آمن ولم تظهر منهما أي حركة كما يفترض أن يبدر من جنود في معركة. شيء ما حصل خلال أقل من دقيقة. الجنديان الآخران أصيبا بجراح مختلفة. اقتربت مجموعة من المقاومين من الآلية المشتعلة وسحبوا منها الجنديين، غولدفاسر وريغيف، فيما كان آخرون يفجرون البوابة الحدودية القريبة، لتنْقض عبرها السيارة التي سرعان ما اختفت في «المنطقة الآمنة» حيث لا يمكن للعدو أن يلحق بها. وبينما كانت مجموعات المقاومة تعمل على الانسحاب بسرعة مذهلة مخلفة قتلى وجرحى ودماءً، كانت عمليات التبديل قائمة خلف الحدود بمسافة طويلة. ولم يمض وقت طويل جداً، حتى وصل الأسيران الى حيث تختفي آثارهما حتى يوم التبادل.


تلقّى السيّد «الهدية» وشاهد العملية مصورة


لا يقرّ السيّد حسن نصر الله بعد ما الذي كان يفعله أثناء تنفيذ العملية. لكنّ مساعده لم يرفع نظره عن الهاتف. لم يكن يعرف ما الذي يريده نصر الله منه اليوم، عندما ألحّ عليه عدم إهمال أي اتصال من جانب القيادة العسكرية. وفي لحظة العمل، يجب تقليص هذا النوع من الاتصالات، برغم كل شبكات الأمان الخاصة التي تتطلب جهداً لا يزال العدو حتى اللحظة يحاول الإحاطة به، حيث السؤال: كيف يتمكن نصر الله، من أن يتحدث من مكان مجهول في بيروت الكبرى مع نقطة المراقبة الحدودية الموجودة على بعد متر واحد من فلسطين المحتلة، وأن يكون هو ومن يتحدث معه على اطمئنان إلى أنه لا أحد يسترق السمع؟

استغرق الإعداد للعملية أربعة شهور على الأقلّ. كان السيد نصر الله على ثقة غير عادية بأن المهمة سوف تنجح في مكان على طول خط المواجهة. وبعد أقل من ساعة على بدء العملية، تلقى السيد الاتصال الأخير: الهدية وصلت! لم يكن ممكناً فهم فحوى بقية الحديث، لأن نصر الله أطلق رشقات سريعة من الأسئلة: هل سقط لنا شهداء وهل أصيب أحد من الاخوان، هل الأسيران على قيد الحياة. هل تسير الامور وفق ما هو مقرر. وما هي تقديرات القيادة الميدانية لردة فعل العدو. وما هو الوارد من غرفة الرصد الخاصة بإعلام العدو العام أو الخاص. وما هو الوضع على الحدود الآن؟

بالتأكيد لم يكن نصر الله في مكتبه في تلك اللحظات. وبعد ساعات لم يبق أحد من قيادات المقاومة لا في مكتبه ولا في منزله، فيما كانت الوحدات القتالية تستعد جنوباً لاحتمال توسع ردة فعل العدو. وكانت التعليمات توصي بعدم الانجرار الى مواجهة شاملة، بانتظار تبيان حجم القرار في تل أبيب.

لاحقا، حضرت الى مكتب السيد نصرالله مجموعة من قيادة المقاومة. اعدت الغرفة على عجل، وشاهد الجميع شريط فيديو خاصاً بالعملية. كانت التفاصيل كاملة، وبعد دقائق اخفي الشريط وحتى اللحظة، لم يشاهده احد حتى من قام بتصويره.

مخلفات دبابة الميركافا التي فجرها المقاومون قرب عيتا الشعب، وقد جمعت إلى جانب غنائم أخرى للعرض هذا الشهر
مخلفات دبابة الميركافا التي فجرها المقاومون قرب عيتا الشعب، وقد جمعت إلى جانب غنائم أخرى للعرض هذا الشهر

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Syria Imposes New Rules of Engagement on Israel

by Sayed Hasan translated for the Saker Blog

May 12, 2018

Source : http://sayed7asan.blogspot.fr/2018/05/la-syrie-impose-de-nouvelles-regles-de.html

On Thursday 10th May 2018, an unprecedented exchange of strikes happened between Israel and Syria. The mainstream media, as well as some “alternative” media like Russia Today, were quick to relay the Israeli army version, according to which the Zionist entity “retaliated” to an “Iranian attack by Revolutionary Guards’ Al-Quds Force” consisting of “twenty rockets” fired at Israeli positions in the occupied Golan, four of which were “intercepted by the Iron Dome” and the others “crashed into Syrian territory”, no damage being recorded in Israel. Israel has reportedly responded to this unprecedented “act of aggression” by a “large-scale operation” that would have destroyed “the entire Iranian infrastructure in Syria”, in order to deter the Islamic Republic from any stray impulse of future strikes.

This narrative takes for granted the postulates, data and myths of the Zionist entity’s propaganda – which imposes permanent military censorship on the Israeli media, exposing any offender to a prison sentence; and reading the international media, one might get the idea that, like American economic sanctions, this censorship is extraterritorial – but none of them can withstand scrutiny.

The aggressor is undoubtedly Israel, who carried out more than a hundred strikes against Syria since the beginning of the conflict. After Duma’s chemical stage attacks, this aggresion intensified with attacks on the Syrian T-4 base on April 9, which killed 7 Iranian Revolutionary Guard. Following the US announcement of withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, new Israeli strikes targeted Syrian positions on Tuesday (May 8th) in the southern suburbs of Damascus, and Wednesday (May 9th) in Quneitra, in the south of the country. Undeniably, Syria has only responded to yet another aggression, with a firmness that has shaken Israel and forced it out of the muteness to which it usually confines itself.

The Syrian – and not Iranian – response consisted of more than fifty – and not twenty – rockets against four sensitive Israeli military bases in the occupied Golan, which caused material damage and even casualties according to Al-Manar, Hezbollah’s media. These were not reported by the Israeli press because of the draconian military censorship forbidding mentioning Israel’s initial aggression, more than twenty rockets fired on Israel, the identification of their targets and any hint to the damage inflicted, in order to reassure the population inside and allow the vassal Western capitals to shout their sickening refrain of the sacrosanct-right-of-Israel-to-defend-itself. The Lebanese channel Al-Mayadeen specifically identified the military posts struck: 1/ a military technical and electronic reconnaissance center; 2/ border security and intelligence station 9900; 3/ a military center for electronic jamming; 3/ a military spy center for wireless and wired networks; 4/ a transmission station; 5/ an observatory of precision weapons unit ; 6/ a combat heliport; 7/ the headquarters of the Regional Military Command of Brigade 810; 8/ the command center of the military battalion at Hermon; 9/ winter headquarters of a special alpine unit. And as this channel has reported, even Israeli journalists and analysts have expressed doubts about this unconvincing version according to which these massive strikes, unprecedented since 1974 and therefore unexpected, would have proved harmless. Moreover, as Norman Finkelstein pointed out, nothing has changed for Israel’s wars in Gaza from 2008 to 2014 despite the deployment of the “Iron Dome”, only 5% of the – largely primitive – Hamas rockets being intercepted during “Protective Edge”; and one of the best missile defense specialists, Theodore Postol of MIT, has already revealed the chronic deficiencies of this system. It is unlikely that it was able to cope better with the much more sophisticated Russian, Chinese and Iranian rocket launchers that Syria has.

The success of the Israeli strikes, which, according to Israeli War Minister Avigdor Lieberman, almost destroyed “all of Iran’s infrastructure in Syria”, is largely exaggerated: Russian military officials, whose radars have followed this fight in real time, announced that more than half of the 60 missiles fired by 28 Israeli F-15s and F-16s – as well as 10 ground-to-ground missiles – were intercepted. The Syrian army records 3 dead and 2 wounded, a radar station and ammunition depot destroyed and material damage to Syrian anti-aircraft defense units. The latter have already demonstrated their effectiveness against strikes from Tel Aviv, Washington, London and Paris, unlike the mythical “Iron Dome” whose main role is to reassure the Israeli population.

The very presence of Iranian military bases and / or large Iranian contingents in Syria is a fable: Iran has only a modest presence (essentially composed of military advisers, indeed from the body of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards), unlike Hezbollah or Russia. Robert Fisk points out that “an Israeli statement that the Iranians had missiles in Syria was surely made in concert with the Trump administration”, that the Iranian forces in Syria are “far fewer than the West imagines” and that all Israeli statements should be reported with the utmost circumspection. Any objective reporting on these events should resemble that of Robert Fisk: “The latest overnight Israeli air strikes, supposedly at Iranian forces in Syria after a supposed Iranian rocket attack on Israeli forces in Golan – and it’s important to use the “supposed” and not take all this at face value – must have been known to the Americans in advance.” Indeed, these so-called unexpected attacks had been announced for days by the Israeli army, which had already conducted a so-called “preemptive strike” – rather a provocation – on May 8.

The “red line” that this alleged Iranian presence would pose to Israel is belied by the fact that Tel Aviv has, since the beginning of the conflict, been steadily slowing the progress of the Syrian Arab Army and, using various pretexts (delivery of arms to Hezbollah, response to actual or suspected gunfire from the Golan Heights, etc.), assisting armed terrorist groups in any way possible: weapons, intelligence, airstrikes coordinated with ground offensives, medical care, etc. Israel, the only country in the world that officially does not fear anything (and indeed has nothing to fear) from ISIS, Al-Qaeda and the like, has seen the situation in Syria turn from a dream – see a myriad of terrorist groups tear down the only anti-Israeli Arab regime, back of the Resistance Axis, and bleed Hezbollah – into a nightmare – to face Hezbollah, Syrian and Iran forces more battle-hardened and powerful than ever, and allied with the Palestinian Resistance, Iraq and Yemen, as well as Russia –, is only continuing its destabilizing work under new pretexts, and more directly: Hassan Nasrallah, the Secretary General of Hezbollah, had announced that after the defeat of proxies in Syria, their sponsors could either give up or intervene more and more openly.

Iran, whose opposition to the racist and colonialist project of Israel has been a principle and even a dogma since the triumph of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, is not easily provoked into an ill-thought reaction, and has always preferred to act with patience for long-term objectives – let us remember its restraint after the massacre of Iranian diplomats in Afghanistan in 1998. The goal of Iran is not to carry out a simple reprisal operation to avenge his officers and soldiers deliberately (or accidentally, as was the case in Quneitra in January 2015) killed by Israel, but to work for the complete liberation of Palestine by putting an end to the illegitimate “Zionist regime”, just like the Apartheid regime in South Africa, which, by the way, collapsed after its military defeat in Angola and Namibia against Cuban mulattoes, then viewed with as much racism as Israeli Jewish supremacism considers ArabushimAs Hassan Nasrallah pointed out, Israel’s direct aggression against Iranian forces in Syria is a major turning point in the history of the Israeli-Arab – or rather, Israeli-Arab-Persian – conflict, and Israel must now get ready to confront the Iranian forces directly – whether in Syria, occupied Palestine or even elsewhere. Moreover, when the Iranian missiles enter the scene, they are launched from the territory of the Islamic Republic and with undeniable success, as shown by the strikes against ISIS at Deir-Ez-Zor on June 18, 2017, in retaliation for terrorist attacks in Tehran.

As we can see, the reality cannot be more different from the fable that has been propagated by the majority of the media. “Journalists” who tamely take over Israel’s talking points turn into IDF propaganda outlets and mere agents of Netanyahu’s “diplomacy of lies”. Israel is indeed constantly lying to the world – and, increasingly, to its own people. And when its reckless actions have disastrous repercussions, it publishes hasty and contradictory communiqués in which it presents itself both as a victim and as a hawkish punisher, while also claiming, through Lieberman and via Russia, to have no intention of stepping into an escalation and hoping things will stop there – proclaiming the success of its retaliatory strikes is also a way to say it does not want/need to go any further. The international media contented itself with repeating these statements immediately after the first attacks, without any critical distance. Rational actors like Iran, Syria and Hezbollah – or Russia – are not in such a hurry to speak out and confirm or deny other’s claims, leaving their opponents getting entangled in their lies, and trusting in the primacy of the battlefield that becomes more favorable to them day by day. Moreover, the fact that a bitter setback for Israel, which literally reverses the strategic situation, is transformed into a military success by Zionist and Atlantist propaganda, and combined with Israeli protests of non-belligerency, can only confirm the Resistance Axis in its choices.

Yoav Kish, a member of the Knesset quoted by Al-Manar, stressed that regardless of the author of the strikes and their results – that censorship forbade from mentioning –, it was a major shift in the history of the wars of Israel, which is being attacked from Syria. Indeed, the Golan military installations are now directly targeted as a result of Israeli aggressions, and not just the Israeli air force, which has already seen its finest – the F-16 – be shot down on February 10, 2018. The journalists and Israeli analysts also pointed out the psychological and economic repercussions of this incident, with more than 20,000 Golan settlers having had to hastily find their way back to the shelters in the middle of the night (how much will they be at the next escalation?), and the beginning of the summer period having been ushered in by a wave of hotel reservation deletions due to fears of a war between Israel and Iran. The Zionist entity, which unabashedly inflicts the greatest loss and damage to the Palestinians and its neighbors, is severely shaken by the slightest losses, unbearable for Israeli society.

The accusation against Iran is explained by essential factors (the inherent racism of Israeli society and its Prime Minister, who more willingly believe in a dangerousness of Persian Iran than in that of Arab Syria) and circumstantial – a refusal to assume the consequences of the suicidal policy of the Netanyahu government, which led him to a direct confrontation with the entire Resistance Axis, not to say with Russia. And most importantly, Israel wants to capitalize on Trump’s withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal to advance its main obsession, much older than the Syrian crisis, namely Tehran’s ballistic program, which it wants the West to end with, exploiting the perennial nuclear pretext – let us remind that the manufacture, possession and use of nuclear weapons are unlawful in Islamaccording to Imam Khomeini and Ali Khamenei, supreme authorities in Iran. Netanyahu has made it clear that a war with Iran is inevitable, and that it would be better to happen now than later. Since 2005, he vainly strives for the United States to launch it for him, but no negotiation, sanction or aggression will ever deter Iran from its course. And just as the Israeli strikes on April 9, which were supposed to encourage Washington, London and Paris to conduct severe strikes on Syria, ended in a bitter failure, Israel only worsened its own situation yet again and finds itself alone in the face of the disastrous consequences of its actions, to the extent of the blind arrogance that triggered them.

What about Russia? Netanyahu’s presence in Moscow for the commemoration of the 73rd anniversary of the USSR’s victory against Nazism, and reports that Russia would not deliver the S-300s to Syria, must not mislead us. Russia has invested far too much in Syria to allow anyone – be it Washington, Tel Aviv, Riyadh or Ankara – to reduce its efforts to nothing. Moscow said it would no longer tolerate Western strikes against Syria in case of a new chemical weapons masquerade, and that it is ready to provide Damascus not necessarily with the S-300 anti-aircraft system, but, according to Sergei Lavrov, with “whatever is required to help the Syrian army to deter aggression.” The current Syrian defense systems have already proven their worth – Including the Pantsir, which is much more suited to the needs of the Syrian army –, and allow to envision the day when Israel loses its only advantage, namely the air supremacy – that already was to no avail in 2006 against Hezbollah or 2014 against Gaza –, without which its supposedly “invincible” ragtag army would literally crumble. Israel’s use of ground-to-ground missiles for the first time, and the concentration of attacks on Syrian anti-aircraft defenses – IDF released the video of the destruction of a Pantsir S-1 system, probably inactive – proves that it is well aware of its limitations.

It is obvious that Israeli aggressions against Syria will be increasingly costly, both for the Israeli air force and for its internal military bases and population, because of the determination of Syria and its allies (Hezbollah and Iran) to respond to any aggression, of their experience and new capabilities, and of their successes on the ground. The Resistance Axis – of which Russia is not a part – is now able to face Israel directly on its own, with a united front and without fear of escalation. As for Israel, already overwhelmed by the peaceful demonstrations in Gaza that must culminate on May 15, it is not ready for war against a single member of the Resistance Axis, let alone against several of them simultaneously. The new equation imposed by the Syrian army on May 10 is more fearsome for Israel than the prospect of the loss of another F-16, as Damascus has shown its determination to wage war on enemy territory, and to strike the Zionist entity in its depth.

The Resistance Axis will soon have its eyes fixed on the occupied Golan, that Syria has never given up liberating by armed struggle – a right conferred by international law itself, this territory being recognized as Syrian by all the international community: any Syrian operation there is a legal and legitimate act of resistance against Israel’s 1967 aggression in and subsequent occupation, even without further provocation. As early as May 2013, Hassan Nasrallah announced Hezbollah’s participation in the opening of a new frontline in Golan. In March 2017, the Golan Liberation Brigade was formed by Iraqi Hezbollah, Harakat al-Nujaba, a movement backed by Iran and involved in the liberation of Iraq and Syria from ISIS. Today, Syrian strikes in the occupied Golan unquestionably open up a new chapter in the history of the Israeli-Arab wars, in which Israel will increasingly be forced into a defensive position. Are we going to see the IDF building a wall on the border of the occupied Golan to hinder any future invasion, as is already the case on the Lebanese-Israeli border to prevent Hezbollah’s promised incursion into the Galilee? Anyway, the next war against Israel will drastically change the map of the Middle East.

 

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State Dept condemns journalist killings, except ones by israeli soldiers

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RT | May 4, 2018

Speaking on World Press Freedom Day, US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert preached freedom from oppression for all journalists – unless they are Palestinian and the oppressor is Israel.

Nauert started her Thursday briefing by praising the State Department press pool and urging accountability for the “apparent assassination” of a BBC journalist in Afghanistan on Monday (one of the nine that were killed in that attack). She then profusely condemned the many violations of journalists’ rights across the world. Among the perpetrators, she listed Myanmar, Egypt, Turkey, Tanzania, Cambodia, the Philippines, Malta, Mexico and, of course, China and Russia. All of them were chastised as oppressive governments that repress, detain or outright murder unwanted journalists.

Once Nauert was done with her opening speech (which included congratulating one of the journalists present on her promotion and praising another’s dress choice), she moved on to other topics – but was pulled back on track by the first reporter to ask a question:

“Would you also condemn the recent deaths of journalists, Palestinian journalists in the Gaza Strip?”

Nauert answered that too many journalists die across the world, and the State Department can’t mention them all.

She said that the US, of course, is “always saddened by the loss of life,” but “Israel has a right to defend itself.”

Israel has been defending itself from Palestinian protesters across the border in Gaza for a month now. Within that time, the defensive action, which includes live gunfire, has claimed 45 lives – two of them journalists’ – and caused 6,000 injuries, according to the Gaza Health Ministry. The Israel Defense Force (IDF) says the Gazans were rioting, throwing improvised explosives and trying to break through the border fence.

When pressured further, Nauert claimed no detailed knowledge of any journalists killed or injured by the IDF, and ultimately told the pool reporters to go ask the Israeli government.

ليست ليلة رأس السنة

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الناس الخارجون من العاصمة باتجاه المناطق، يذهبون بغالبيتهم للمشاركة في الانتخابات النيابية. صحيح أن هواة الاستجمام لهم حصتهم. لكن الذين يريدون الاقتراع أو المقاطعة يعرفون أن غداً هو يوم مهم.

يوم مهم، لأن لبنان مقبل على تحديات غير مسبوقة. برضى أو بغير رضى أهله، وهي تحديات، لا تتصل هذه المرة بحجم الدين العام، أو بمصير مشروع إنمائي أو تشكيلات إدارية. بل هي، متصلة هذه المرة، وأكثر من أي مرة، بموقع لبنان في المعركة الإقليمية ــــ الدولية القائمة في المنطقة، والتي ترتفع فيها الأسقف إلى حيث لا شيء إلا السماء!

(مروان بوحيدر)

الأسئلة الكثيرة الخاصة بالعملية الانتخابية قد توحي بأن الناس لاهية عما يجري حولنا. وبرغم أن الشعارات الانتخابية تستخدم ملفات المنطقة كأداة للتعبئة، إلا أن القوى السياسية، كما جمهورها، تتصرف فعلياً بأن الخيارات الانتخابية هي حكماً جزء من الخيارات السياسية الكبرى. وهذا ما يسهّل فهم التدخلات الخارجية في هذه الانتخابات، وما يجب فهمه أن هذا البلد يقوم على قواعد عمل ليست كلها من بنات أفكار اللبنانيين، ولا من عضلاتهم ولا من جيوبهم. وإذا بقي الجميع في حالة إنكار، فإن ما نُقبل عليه قريباً جداً سوف يجعل انتخابات الغد، كأنها «صبحية» متأخرة في أول يوم من السنة الجديدة.

غداً، الجميع سيشاركون في العملية السياسية. المقترع والممتنع على حد سواء. ولكل فعل نتيجته المباشرة. لكن الحقيقة التي سيعيشها الناس بعد الأحد الكبير، هي أن الأزمة الداخلية لم تكن متصلة بهذا القدر مع أزمة المنطقة. تعقدت الأمور وتداخلت الى حدود صار معها بالإمكان القول، لا الادعاء أو الزعم، بأن اقتصاد لبنان رهن خياراته السياسية في المنطقة. وأن عيش الناس وأعمالهم رهن خياراتهم السياسية. وأن أحلامهم بالبقاء هنا، أو الهجرة والبحث عن فرص في بلاد الأحلام، هي أيضاً رهن خياراتهم السياسية. كما أن مستقبل الآباء قبل الأبناء، هو فعلياً رهن هذه الخيارات السياسية.

من قرر الاقتراع، سوف يدفع قريباً جداً ثمن ما اقترفت يداه. فلن تنفعه أبداً كل تبريرات تستند الى حكاية الزعبرة اللبنانية. سيعرف الذين رفضوا مساءلة من صوّتوا لهم قبل تسع سنوات، أنهم إذا أعادوا الكرّة، فسيحصدون المزيد. وهذا المزيد ليس إيجاباً في كل الأمكنة. سوف يحصل الملتصقون بالخيار الأميركي ـــ السعودي على نتائج قاسية تشمل الإحباط والتعب والنزف، إن هم اعتقدوا أن بالإمكان الاستمرار بهذه الحالة لعقد إضافي. وفي المقابل، سيحصل الملتصقون بخيار المقاومة على فرصة لحياة أفضل، لكنها تحتاج الى خوض معركة قاسية جديدة، فيها الكثير من الدم والدموع. والمشكلة التي تزعج قسماً غير قليل من اللبنانيين، أن محاولة تبني الحياد، والقول بخيار ثالث، هي محاولة خارج الواقع، وهي لا تتصل أبداً بما يجري في لبنان ومن حوله، وهي محاولة سخيفة تفترض أن هذا البلد لديه فائض بشري ومادي وسيادي يتيح له التنمّر على العالم، وهي محاولة مجنونة، تصب في خدمة أحد الفريقين الواضحين في خياراتهما. ومتى وقعت الواقعة، لن يبقى لهؤلاء حتى حائط للبكاء.

الساعات المتبقية ليوم غد هي للاستعداد لوقائع ستدهمنا جميعاً، ومن دون استثناء، ذات صباح قريب!

ما هو مهم غداً، أن غالبية كبيرة جداً من اللبنانيين المقيمين فعلياً في هذا البلد ستشارك في العملية الانتخابية. أما شعار الأغلبية الصامتة، فهو شبيه بكذبة الفرادة اللبنانية. هو شعار العاطلين من الفعل السياسي. وهو شعار الخاسرين غير القادرين على إقناع أنفسهم قبل الآخرين بقدرتهم على التغيير. ونتائج الأحد الكبير، ستكشف أن غالبية تلامس 85 بالمئة من العائلات اللبنانية المقيمة هنا، من مقترعين وأفراد عائلاتهم الممنوعين من الاقتراع بسبب القانون، هي التي وضعت أوراقها في صناديق الاقتراع. وأن خانة «لا أعرف» أو «لا أحد» التي ترد كثيراً في استطلاعات الرأي، ستكون «لا شيء» في حصيلة يوم الانتخاب.

صحيح أن من قرر الاقتراع قرر التعبير علناً عن موقفه، وأن من قرر المقاطعة قرر التعبير علناً عن قرفه، لكن، ليس هناك من لم يدل بصوته. الجميع سيكون مقترعاً غداً. ونتيجة الاقتراع التي تظهرعلى شكل توزيع لمقاعد نيابية، هي التي تمسك بمقاليد حياة الجميع، مقترعين ومقاطعين. ولذلك، فإن كل محاولات التغابي والإنكار، والهروب من السؤال الكبير حول موقع لبنان في الصراع الكبير من حولنا، هي محاولات لا تنفع في منع الناس من تحمّل النتيجة قريباً، وقريباً جداً…
ما قد يرفض البعض الإقرار به، هو أن اللبنانيين الذين تورطوا جميعاً في كل صراعات المنطقة سيكونون جميعاً على موعد قريب مع مواجهة، قد تكون الأخيرة من نوعها في المنطقة. وسيكون الجميع متورطاً فيها، وعندها لن تنفعهم كل قصائد «النأي بالنفس» و«العيش المشترك» و«المسافة الوحيدة من الجميع». وما يعدّ للمنطقة من مواجهة شاملة، تقع فجأة أو نتدحرج صوبها سريعاً، لن يعيد سؤال الناس عن رأيهم في أي خيار يفضلون، كما لن يكون بمقدور فريق منع الفريق الآخر من القيام بما يتوجب عليه من خطوات تعبّر ساعتها عن حقيقة التزامه السياسي…

الساعات المتبقية ليوم غد، ليست ساعات الاستعداد لسهرة رأس السنة، بل هي ساعات الاستعداد لوقائع ستدهمنا جميعاً، ومن دون استثناء، ذات صباح قريب!

Cuban sonic attacks: Likely winner of ‘US Lie of the Decade’

April 26, 2018

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker BlogCuban sonic attacks: Likely winner of ‘US Lie of the Decade’

I can’t think of another story I’ve reported on which was so completely, 100% devoid of facts….

The allegations of Cuban “sonic attacks” are a complete and total joke. If you believe one iota of this scandalous insult to human honesty and decency – you are dangerously gullible.

Why are only White workers in the US and Canadian embassies reporting health problems, when Cubans act as embassy guards, janitors, etc.? Are injurious sound waves racist?

I talked to Cubans guarding the abandoned Canadian embassy: they said their health is totally fine. The US embassy is in a densely-populated area – hundreds of locals should have been impacted, but nobody has reported any problems.

Scientists of all nationalities have declared: the idea that imperceptible sonic waves can cause brain damage is against the laws of acoustic physics. Scientists are entirely too charitable when they attribute as “mass hysteria” the self-reported and unproven “physical affects”.

Therefore: All you US and Canadian “diplomats”, and your damned families, and anybody else making these claims, are all just damned liars!

The US embassy in Tehran – which was occupied by protesters in 1979, shut down, and converted into a museum – was called the “den of spies” only because Iranians are sticklers for honesty.

Why anybody would believe the claims of these obviously paid-to-lie intelligence operatives working in Havana is beyond me. I don’t even know why Havana let them reopen an embassy here!

I’m sure the reason is tourism – Cuba needs the money, and the visa paperwork has to be completed. Sadly & infuriatingly, it was just announced that Cuban tourism from the US has dropped 40% since the “sonic attacks” began being reported as the gospel truth just one month after Trump took office.

The “sonic attacks” are a weapon against the Cuban people, not by the Cuban people – this is diplomatic and economic warfare.

Here is the real truth behind the “sonic attacks”: They never happened, and are scientifically impossible. This is a massive lie to the American public in order to:

1) Roll back the modest diplomatic steps forward taken under Obama,

2) Shutter US & Canadian embassies, thus reducing visas and also the already-limited business ties permitted under the ongoing international blockade,

3) Justify a further hardening the genocidal blockade,

4) Give cover to provide official “travel advisories” in order to scare US tourists and thus sabotage the tourism sector of the Cuban economy. Of course, the overall goal is to create enough pain, death & instability to spark a civil war in order to reverse Cuba’s democratic choice of a socialist-based system and to restore US control of Cuba (currently limited to only a naval base in Guantanamo).

The incredible thing is that Americans believe the lie. It seems that – no matter how big or lacking in proof – they are culturally incapable of even considering the possibility that their own government could ever issue something called “propaganda”; they also honestly believe that American mainstream journalism is “objective”, and even about longtime enemies like Cuba.

Indeed, how many times have US news anchors reported on the “sonic attacks” with the utmost gravity…despite there never being any actual evidence? It is appalling that – after all these months without proof – the US media is not howling for blood from the Trump administration, in order to salvage their own reputations and consciences. They apparently don’t have the latter.

They instead continue to report the assurances of totally biased sources such as Marco Rubio, who recently said that the FBI has “made a lot of progress” in finding proof for the attacks…and they do it without providing a counter-view limited to a 1-sentence denial by Havana. Just terrible journalism…when did “journalism” become just parroting the government line to the total exclusion of fact-checking?

What is not galling is journalism which is mediocre, but the self-sanctified hypocrisy that American media is somehow “freer” than in other nations.

You can even read of how the longstanding Iranian-Cuban ties may have allowed Iran to mastermind these “attacks”. LOL, the best thing about that absurdity is that it reminds people of the longstanding ties between Cuba and Iran, two socialist countries.

Cuba was one of the first countries to recognise the Iranian Revolution, in obvious appreciation of the Iranian Islamic Socialist model. Iran has invested more than $1 billion in more than 60 (mutually beneficial) projects in Cuba since 2005. Cuba would only have only “allowed” us to “mastermind” these attacks against North American imperialists because of the exceptionally-close ideological ties with our Cuban (mostly non-Islamic) Socialist brothers and sisters…if only the rules of science (and morality) did not totally prevent the possibility of super-quiet “sonic attacks”.

I feel bad for the genuinely-concerned Cuban authorities who were forced to take this seriously for so many months:

Has anyone heard of such a weapon existing? How many of our people are hurt? Is somebody using a new weapon on our territory? Is there some rogue force within our own government trying to undermine our own policy of détente? Who? Should we let American investigators in for the first time in 50 years? We will? Is that a safe idea for us? What on earth is going on?!?!?!

Those were undoubtedly genuine conversations; genuine follow-up work was undoubtedly undertaken, uselessly.

But this has been a waste of my time, too! Why should I be reporting about some group of lies told by liars with no concern for other people’s time? It’s not fun to do a report of: “Look at how stupid this all is”. Some journalists get their jollies by being smug, but I don’t. It is depressing – I mean…how dumb can Americans be?!

Sadly, if we look at history we see the answer: Incredibly dumb…and dishonest, insensitive, uncaring, immoral and – above all – manipulated to the detriment of their own interests.

But that is not fair: This is just one story among many in the world; a majority of Americans do not support the blockade against Cuba anymore; the number of people benefiting or supporting the blockade and the falsely named “sonic attacks” is a tiny coterie of reactionaries in Miami and not the average American.

The “sonic attacks” appear to be a certain winner for “US Lie of the Decade”: for more than 1 year they have been in the news despite a total lack of evidence, and – as the drop in tourism shows – they have negatively impacted the lives of the average person in a non-US country. The false allegations of a chemical attack by the Syrian government on Syrians never did not lead to a massive change in policy, although that was the West’s hope.

I have come up with previous winners in previous decades below. However, let’s keep in mind that these lies are all examples of class warfare, and not really of “American stupidity”: Americans opposed every policy which produced this list, which is truly just an homage to Western capitalism-imperialism.

‘US Lies of the Decade’ – Is your country a winner?

“US Lie of the Decade – 2000s”: Iraq’s alleged Weapons of Mass Destruction

To me, and to many Iranians, the irony was: Hussein had already violated the single-most important rule of international politics – thou shalt not invade – not once (Iran), but twice (Kuwait). That should have provided all the justification needed to invade and capture Hussein, in order to try him according to international law (but never to permit American occupation, nor all the subsequent crimes). Hussein also used mass chemical weapons against Iran – another possible justification for an internationally-approved invasion.

But because nobody in America cares about Iranians, Kuwaitis or defending international law – despite claiming to be “the leader of the free world” at every opportunity – the WMDs were invented, and then promoted by intelligence tools like the New York Times’ Judith Miller, and then defended at the United Nations by the most reputable American they could find (Colin Powell).

If the Americans had invaded, captured Hussein and left, the lack of WMDs could have been fairly regarded as an honest mistake…but Iraq is still under occupation.

“US Lie of the Decade – 1990s”: Claims of goodwill towards the ex-USSR

When the USSR imploded Gorbachev did what nobody in their right mind would do – rush right into the arms of their longtime enemy.

But, even before dissolution, Gorbachev spent the 1980s negotiating away Soviet advantages despite getting nothing in return. When he finally achieved his goal, Gorbachev appeared to actually believe that the US was actually going to help improve the standard of living of the average person in the USSR. The 1990s proved him wrong, and in an extremely painful manner.

Instead of reacting with horror to the drastic drop in living conditions in the former USSR, the US government and media couldn’t have cared less…because the new oligarch class they took under their wing was to blame, of course. The idea that the US was “promoting democracy” in the former USSR will forever be easily disproven by the Time magazine cover which proudly boasted of how the US undemocratically rigged Russia’s election in favor of Yeltsin.

All in all, the biggest lie of the 1990s truly is: “Socialism has failed”. It hasn’t, but it was sabotaged / undermined / attacked / abandoned in some regions. Fortunately it remains strong in others – China, Iran, Cuba, Eritrea, etc.

Honorary second-runner up: That the creation of the modern European Union (1992 Maastricht Treaty) and the introduction of the euro currency (1999) would increase democracy and equality. LOL, that was a good one, too!

“US Lie of the Decade – 1980s”: The cold-blooded mass murder of Iran Air Flight 655

I will be accused of bias, but this is my list. The constant lie that this was a “mistake” is completely disproven by the fact that no one on the ship was ever disciplined, that the crew all got medals (which is what soldiers get for successful combat attacks), and that the US Navy ship fired from inside Iranian waters.

No Iranian will ever forget this, and it was obviously sent as a message to Iran (just 1 month from concluding 8 years of Western-foisted war with Iraq): the US is ready to wipe you all out, even if our attack dog Iraq failed.

“US Lie of the Decade – 1970s”: The US is not involved militarily in Laos or Cambodia

Laos became the “most bombed country ever“ while Cambodia was attacked despite being a neutral country. This ties into the next entry on this list.

“US Lie of the Decade – 1960s”: The Gulf of Tonkin Incidents

These never happened, but permitted the escalation of the US & French Wars Against Vietnamese Independence.

“US Lie of the Decade – 1950s”: The Korean “Conflict”

It was not a “conflict” nor a “police action” but a “war”, and not a war between Koreas but the “US War Against Korean Democratic Socialism”.

You can say that North Korea is not democratic in 2018 all you want, but in 1950 the Korean peninsula would have democratically gone over to socialism, just like Vietnam would, if they had not been targeted by a horrific US invasion and bombing campaign which was the world’s worst until Laos. Korea remains divided and occupied today.

“US Lie of the Decade – 1940s”: The US could never possibly work alongside the same fascists in Germany and Japan whom US soldiers had just died fighting

Or in Italy and Greece. Or with Vichy France supporters, both those in Europe and across their colonial empire in the Muslim world. But the US did, of course.

Indeed, Germany and Japan somehow “lost” World War II, and yet are today’s dominant economies in Europe and East Asia (until the rise of China). Their penance appeared to have lasted all of 15 minutes?

The truth and the reason for this simply must be: Japan and Germany did not “lose” World War II – they only allied with Washington after some extremely difficult negotiating sessions.

“US Lie of the Decade – 1930s”: Poor state planning and revolutionary changes in agriculture led to millions of peasant deaths in the Ukraine and the USSR…but not even one of all those dispossessed US Dust Bowl farmers ever died of hunger

Or perhaps, as in the end of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, US women donated enough breast milk to keep millions of homeless farmers from starvation? That’s about as likely an idea as the idea that poverty, homelessness, debt and forced migration did not increase mortality rates during this era.

If Russians are to accept the estimates of US researchers, which not vice versa? They found 7 million US peasant deaths in this decade.

This is getting rather long (but has been rather easy to think up) so I’m going to stay Cuba-focused here, as they make a 2nd entrance on this list:

“US Lie of the Decade – 1890s”: The sinking of the USS Maine in Cuba

Even US schoolchildren are taught that the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana’s harbor was the apex manipulationof the “yellow press” of New York City – notably William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer – which inflamed war hysteria in order to provoke the Spanish-American War. Perhaps in 120 years US textbooks will tell the truth of the “Cuban sonic non-attacks”?

The USS Maine was sunk under mysterious conditions (certainly, it would have been as insane for Cubans to have done it as it would have been for the Syrian government to use chemical weapons against Syrians in this decade), and it allowed the US to enter into the Cuban War for Independence (against Spain) in order to occupy Cuba. Guantanamo Bay remains occupied today as a result of this lie.

There is a huge monument in Havana reminding people of the incident…but it’s one built by the occupying Americans. I’m glad to report that Cubans have just begun on a 2nd, prominent, seemingly quite large monument right across from the US monument which is dedicated to the true story of the Maine. One day, American tourists will see it and remark, “Oh yeah, ‘Remember the Maine…now where’s the bar?’” Cubans will remark, “Oh yeah, we can’t put up with the US any longer, no matter how bad their lies and blockades”.

In 2018 the US is thus repeating their independence-hating history in Latin America, with everyday Cubans victimised yet again – so say so the next time you hear someone talking about it.

And, if can afford it, ignore the fearmongering and visit Cuba (and not with a US cruise ship).

Ramin Mazaheri is the chief correspondent in Paris for PressTV and has lived in France since 2009. He has been a daily newspaper reporter in the US, and has reported from Iran, Cuba, Egypt, Tunisia, South Korea and elsewhere. His work has appeared in various journals, magazines and websites, as well as on radio and television. He can be reached on Facebook.

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The Search for Truth in the Rubble of Douma

Robert Fisk

This is the story of a town called Douma, a ravaged, stinking place of smashed apartment blocks – and of an underground clinic whose images of suffering allowed three of the Western world’s most powerful nations to bomb Syria last week. There’s even a friendly doctor in a green coat who, when I track him down in the very same clinic, cheerfully tells me that the “gas” videotape which horrified the world – despite all the doubters – is perfectly genuine.

Douma

War stories, however, have a habit of growing darker. For the same 58-year old senior Syrian doctor then adds something profoundly uncomfortable: the patients, he says, were overcome not by gas but by oxygen starvation in the rubbish-filled tunnels and basements in which they lived, on a night of wind and heavy shelling that stirred up a dust storm.

As Dr Assim Rahaibani announces this extraordinary conclusion, it is worth observing that he is by his own admission not an eyewitness himself and, as he speaks good English, he refers twice to the “jihadi” gunmen of Jaish el-Islam [the Army of Islam] in Douma as “terrorists” – the regime’s word for their enemies, and a term used by many people across Syria. Am I hearing this right? Which version of events are we to believe?

By bad luck, too, the doctors who were on duty that night on 7 April were all in Damascus giving evidence to a chemical weapons enquiry, which will be attempting to provide a definitive answer to that question in the coming weeks.

France, meanwhile, has said it has “proof” chemical weapons were used, and US media have quoted sources saying urine and blood tests showed this too. The WHO has said its partners on the ground treated 500 patients “exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals”.

At the same time, inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are currently blocked from coming here to the site of the alleged gas attack themselves, ostensibly because they lacked the correct UN permits.

Before we go any further, readers should be aware that this is not the only story in Douma. There are the many people I talked to amid the ruins of the town who said they had “never believed in” gas stories – which were usually put about, they claimed, by the armed groups. These particular “jihadis” survived under a blizzard of shellfire by living in other’s people’s homes and in vast, wide tunnels with underground roads carved through the living rock by prisoners with pick-axes on three levels beneath the town. I walked through three of them yesterday, vast corridors of living rock which still contained Russian – yes, Russian – rockets and burned-out cars.

So the story of Douma is thus not just a story of gas – or no gas, as the case may be. It’s about thousands of people who did not opt for evacuation from Douma on buses that left last week, alongside the gunmen with whom they had to live like troglodytes for months in order to survive. I walked across this town quite freely yesterday without soldier, policeman or minder to haunt my footsteps, just two Syrian friends, a camera and a notebook. I sometimes had to clamber across 20-foot-high ramparts, up and down almost sheer walls of earth. Happy to see foreigners among them, happier still that the siege is finally over, they are mostly smiling; those whose faces you can see, of course, because a surprising number of Douma’s women wear full-length black hijab.

I first drove into Douma as part of an escorted convoy of journalists. But once a boring general had announced outside a wrecked council house “I have no information” – that most helpful rubbish-dump of Arab officialdom – I just walked away. Several other reporters, mostly Syrian, did the same. Even a group of Russian journalists – all in military attire – drifted off.

It was a short walk to Dr Rahaibani. From the door of his subterranean clinic – “Point 200”, it is called, in the weird geology of this partly-underground city – is a corridor leading downhill where he showed me his lowly hospital and the few beds where a small girl was crying as nurses treated a cut above her eye.

“I was with my family in the basement of my home three hundred meters from here on the night but all the doctors know what happened. There was a lot of shelling [by government forces] and aircraft were always over Douma at night – but on this night, there was wind and huge dust clouds began to come into the basements and cellars where people lived. People began to arrive here suffering from hypoxia, oxygen loss. Then someone at the door, a “White Helmet”, shouted “Gas!”, and a panic began. People started throwing water over each other. Yes, the video was filmed here, it is genuine, but what you see are people suffering from hypoxia – not gas poisoning.”

Oddly, after chatting to more than 20 people, I couldn’t find one who showed the slightest interest in Douma’s role in bringing about the Western air attacks. Two actually told me they didn’t know about the connection.

But it was a strange world I walked into. Two men, Hussam and Nazir Abu Aishe, said they were unaware how many people had been killed in Douma, although the latter admitted he had a cousin “executed by Jaish el-Islam [the Army of Islam] for allegedly being ‘close to the regime'”. They shrugged when I asked about the 43 people said to have died in the infamous Douma attack.

The White Helmets – the medical first responders already legendary in the West but with some interesting corners to their own story – played a familiar role during the battles. They are partly funded by the Foreign Office and most of the local offices were staffed by Douma men. I found their wrecked offices not far from Dr. Rahaibani’s clinic. A gas mask had been left outside a food container with one eye-piece pierced and a pile of dirty military camouflage uniforms lay inside one room. Planted, I asked myself? I doubt it. The place was heaped with capsules, broken medical equipment and files, bedding and mattresses.

Of course we must hear their side of the story, but it will not happen here: a woman told us that every member of the White Helmets in Douma abandoned their main headquarters and chose to take the government-organized and Russian-protected buses to the province of Idlib with the armed groups when the final truce was agreed.

There were food stalls open and a patrol of Russian military policemen – a now optional extra for every Syrian ceasefire – and no-one had even bothered to storm into the forbidding prison near Martyr’s Square where victims were supposedly beheaded in the basements. The town’s complement of Syrian interior ministry civilian police – who eerily wear military clothes – are watched over by the Russians who may or may not be watched by the civilians. Again, my earnest questions about gas were met with what seemed genuine perplexity.

How could it be that Douma refugees who had reached camps in Turkey were already describing a gas attack which no-one in Douma today seemed to recall? It did occur to me, once I was walking for more than a mile through these wretched prisoner-groined tunnels, that the citizens of Douma lived so isolated from each other for so long that “news” in our sense of the word simply had no meaning to them. Syria doesn’t cut it as Jeffersonian democracy – as I cynically like to tell my Arab colleagues – and it is indeed a ruthless dictatorship, but that couldn’t cow these people, happy to see foreigners among them, from reacting with a few words of truth. So what were they telling me?

They talked about the “Islamists” under whom they had lived. They talked about how the armed groups had stolen civilian homes to avoid the Syrian government and Russian bombing. The Jaish el-Islam had burned their offices before they left, but the massive buildings inside the security zones they created had almost all been sandwiched to the ground by air strikes. A Syrian colonel I came across behind one of these buildings asked if I wanted to see how deep the tunnels were. I stopped after well over a mile when he cryptically observed that “this tunnel might reach as far as Britain”. Ah yes, Ms May, I remembered, whose air strikes had been so intimately connected to this place of tunnels and dust. And gas?

Source: The Independent, Edited by website team

فيسك: ما تعرض له السكان في دوما يوم الهجوم الكيميائي المزعوم كان نقصا حادا في الأوكسجين

أكد الكاتب الصحفي البريطاني روبرت فيسك أن حملة الأكاذيب التي أثارتها عدد من الدول الغربية بشأن هجوم كيميائي مزعوم في مدينة دوما بالغوطة الشرقية لم تجد من يدعمها في المدينة مع تأكيد طبيب من سكان المدينة نفسها أن الضحايا المزعومين للهجوم كانوا يعانون من نقص حاد في الأوكسجين نتيجة عاصفة غبارية وليس التسمم بالغاز “الكيميائي”.

وقال فيسك في مقال نشره في صحيفة الاندبندنت البريطانية تحت عنوان “البحث عن الحقيقة بين أنقاض دوما”:إنه وخلال لقاء أجراه مع طبيب يدعى عاصم رحيباني من سكان دوما كشف الأخير أن الأشخاص الذين ظهروا كمرضى في أشرطة الفيديو التي صورت الهجوم المزعوم وتم الترويج من خلالها لإصابتهم بأعراض التسمم بغاز كيميائي كانوا في حقيقة الأمر يعانون “من نقص الأوكسجين نتيجة عاصفة غبارية”.

وينقل فيسك عن الطبيب رحيباني قوله في تلك الليلة: “لقد كنت مع عائلتي في المنزل على بعد 300 متر من المشفى لكن كل الأطباء يعلمون ما جرى.. في تلك الليلة كانت هناك اشتباكات وهبت رياح قوية مصحوبة بغيوم ضخمة من الغبار بدأت تتسلل إلى الأقبية والسراديب حيث يقطن الناس وبدأ الناس يصلون إلى المشفى وهم يعانون من نقص الأوكسجين وفجأة صرخ رجل في باب المشفى وهو من (الخوذ البيضاء).. غاز.. وحصل هلع بين الناس وبدأ الناس يرشون الماء على بعضهم البعض.. نعم لقد حصل تسجيل الفيديو هنا ولكن الناس كانوا يعانون من نقص في الأوكسجين وليس من التسمم (بالغاز) “.

وتابع فيسك إنه “ينبغي على القراء أن يدركوا أن رواية الطبيب ليست الوحيدة بهذا المضمون حيث أكد الكثير من الاشخاص الذين التقيتهم في دوما أنهم لا يثقون بروايات الغاز” التي روج لها الإرهابيون.

ولفت فيسك إلى أن ما يسمى “الخوذ البيضاء” التي تتلقى الدعم والتمويل من وزارة الخارجية البريطانية كان لها دور كبير في عمليات المجموعات الإرهابية لافتا إلى أنه اطلع على مكاتب هذه المجموعة في دوما ورأى داخلها اقنعة للغاز ولباسا عسكريا إضافة إلى كبسولات ومعدات طبية مكسورة وملفات.

بدوره انضم “بيرسون شارب” مراسل قناة “ون أميركا نيوز نيتوورك” الأميركية إلى فيسك في تفنيده لرواية الهجوم الكيميائي المزعوم في دوما مؤكدا أنه لم يعثر على أي آثار لمثل هذا الهجوم وقال: إن “السكان المحليين الذين التقاهم هناك لم يروا أو يسمعوا شيئا عن هذا الحادث”.
وأشار شارب إلى أن أحد الأطباء الذي وجد في مستشفى المدينة في يوم الهجوم المزعوم أخبره أن مجموعة من الأشخاص المجهولين اقتحمت المستشفى في السابع من نيسان الماضي زاعمة وقوع هجوم كيميائي وعمد هؤلاء إلى صب الماء على أشخاص أحضروهم إلى المستشفى مصورين كل شيء بواسطة آلة التصوير ثم غادروا المستشفى.

وكانت العديد من الوثائق التي عثر عليها الجيش العربي السوري في المناطق التي حررها من الإرهاب حيث تعمل جماعة “الخوذ البيضاء” كشفت ارتباطها العضوي بالتنظيمات الإرهابية ودعمها لها وخصوصا “جبهة النصرة” بالترويج لاستخدام الأسلحة الكيميائية ضد المدنيين وهذا ما حدث في الغوطة الشرقية بريف دمشق عدة مرات وفي مناطق بحلب لاتهام الجيش العربي السوري.

بينما أكد الكاتب الأميركي كارتا لوتشي أن جماعة “الخوذ البيضاء” ليست إلا “واحدة من المسرحيات الأميركية المضللة للرأي العام وهي منظمة مشبوهة”.

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