المدافعون عن أميركا و«إسرائيل» في زمن كورونا

د. محمد سيّد أحمد

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خلال الأسابيع الثلاثة الماضية وبسبب انتشار فيروس كورونا الذي استحوذ على اهتمام كلّ وسائل الإعلام التقليديّة المسموعة والمرئيّة والمقروءة. هذا بالطبع بخلاف وسائل الإعلام الجديدة وفي مقدّمتها وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي، حيث اعتبر الجميع أنه الحدث الأهمّ الذي تتراجع أمامه كلّ الأحداث الأخرى، ولما لا وهو الفيروس الذي يهدّد البشرية جمعاء دون استثناء، ويهدّد جزءاً كبيراً من سكان الكوكب بالفناء إذا لم يتمكّن الإنسان من اكتشاف علاج سريع له، لذلك كنت ضيفاً دائماً لعدد من وسائل الإعلام التقليدية مسموعة ومرئية محلية وإقليمية ودولية هذا بخلاف مقالي الأسبوعي الذي ينشر في بعض الوسائل الإعلامية المقروءة ويتمّ تداوله على بعض المواقع الإلكترونية ومنصات التواصل الاجتماعي والذي تناول الحدث من زوايا عدة.

لكن بعيداً عن الجدل الذي دار سواء معي أو مع غيري حول الموقف من كورونا ومَن المتسبّب فيه؟ وما هي السيناريوات المتوقّعة؟ ومََن سيكون الأكثر تضرّراً الدول الغنية أم الدول الفقيرة؟ وهل فرص الوقاية من الوباء متساوية بين الأغنياء والفقراء أم أنها غير متكافئة من الأصل؟ وهل استطاعت الحكومات في الأنظمة السياسية المختلفة القيام بمسؤوليتها الاجتماعيّة تجاه مواطنيها؟ وهل قام القطاع الخاص ورجال الأعمال بمسؤوليتهم الاجتماعية في الأنظمة الرأسمالية سواء في دول المركز أو دول المحيطات؟ وهل ستتغيّر موازين القوى الدولية في ما بعد كورونا؟ وإلى أين تتجه وهل ستظلّ الولايات المتحدة الأميركيّة هى القطب الأوحد في العالم؟ أم أنّ دورها سيتراجع وتتقدّم الصين للهيمنة منفردة على العالم؟ أم أنّ العالم يتجه إلى فكرة التعددية القطبية بين أميركا والصين وروسيا؟ دون قدرة أي قطب على السيطرة والهيمنة المنفردة؟ بل سوف تتولد خرائط جديدة للصراع بين الأقطاب الثلاثة من أجل السيطرة والهيمنة على العالم؟

كما قلت وبعيداً عن كلّ هذه التساؤلات التي تمّت مناقشاتها بجدية شديدة عبر وسائل الإعلام المختلفة لاحظت أنّ كثيراً من ضيوف البرامج الحوارية يدافعون بشراسة عن أميركا و»إسرائيل» ويتهمون وسائل الإعلام أنها منحازة وتروّج الشائعات ضدهما، وهو ما جعلني أنفعل في أحد البرامج التي جمعتني مع ثلاثة ضيوف في الاستوديو، اثنان منهما ذوا ميول أميركية إلى جانب المذيع المتأمرك وضيف عبر سكايب من أميركا عضو في الحزب الجمهوري من أصل مصري، وضيف آخر من أميركا عبر الهاتف معارض للسياسات الأميركية، حيث أكدت على أنّ الإعلام العالمي صناعة أميركية بالأساس واللوبي الصهيوني هو المموّل الأوّل للميديا العالمية فكيف يكون الإعلام منحازاً ضدّ أميركا، وأن الولايات المتحدة التي يصفونها بأنها قمة الديمقراطية والحرية والدفاع عن حقوق الإنسان ليست كذلك بل هي دولة مستغلة تنهب ثروات الشعوب، وتقوم بإثارة الفتن والصراعات والحروب، وهي الراعي الأول للإرهاب في العالم، وأنّ الأزمة العالمية الراهنة بفعل كورونا كشفت عن الوجه القبيح لأميركا، وأنّ العدو الصهيوني مغتصب للأرض العربية، وما زال يرتكب جرائم ضدّ الإنسانية من دون أن يُدان أو يُعاقب من قبل المجتمع الدولي ومنظماته التي تكيل بأكثر من مكيال.

وفي الوقت الذي وصف فيه أحد الضيوف الصين بأنها دولة أنانية وانتهازية، لأنها رفضت التخلي عن سلاحها النووي، فكان ردّي قبل أن تقول ذلك عن الصين طالب أميركا بالتخلّي أولاً عن سلاحها النووي وكذلك «إسرائيل»، ففي الوقت الذي أجبرت دولنا العربية على التوقيع على اتفاقية حظر الأسلحة النووية كان العدو الصهيوني يمتلك ترسانة نووية ضخمة ويرفض التنازل عنها ويهدّد أمن المنطقة بأكملها.

ولسوء الحظ ونظراً لإجراءات حظر التجوال بعد السابعة مساءً في مصر، اضطررنا أن نسجل اللقاء نهاراً على أن يُذاع ليلاً، وخلال اللقاء وبعد مواجهة الضيوف المدافعين عن أميركا و»إسرائيل» بالحقيقة قام الجميع باتهامي بكراهيتي لأميركا و»إسرائيل» وهي تهمة أعتز وأفخر بها حتماً لأنها مبنية على مواقف ثابتة من إجرام أميركا و»إسرائيل» في حق شعوبنا العربية، وعندما انتقل الحديث لعضو الحزب الجمهوري قرّر الانسحاب من البرنامج وقال للمذيع لم أتفق مع صاحب القناة على الظهور للحديث في مثل هذه الموضوعات والقضايا. حديثي المتفق عليه هو عن كورونا فقط، ولذلك أنا منسحب من البرنامج وأدعوك على نفقة شركتي لزيارة أميركا لترى بعينك عظمتها، هنا سارع المذيع ليؤكد حبه واحترامه لأميركا وشعبها الصديق وأنه زارها ويعلم عظمتها، وطالب الضيف بتوسّل أن يبقى وأن يكون ضيفه في الاستوديو عند زيارته لمصر، وقام أحد ضيوف الاستوديو بتأكيد عظمة أميركا وبالقفز على كلّ النتائج المحتملة بعد كورونا ستظلّ لسنوات طويلة بعدها القوى العظمى الوحيدة المسيطرة على الساحة الدولية.

وانتهى اللقاء وانتظرت بثه في المساء وكما توقعت قام أصحاب القناة بحذف بعض العبارات التي صدرت منّي خوفاً من أميركا و»إسرائيل» أو إرضاءً لهما، خاصة حديثي عن سيطرة اللوبي الصهيوني على وسائل الإعلام في العالم، وامتلاك العدو الصهيوني السلاح النووي واغتصابه للأرض العربية، وهو ما يؤكد ما ذهبت إليه بأنّ المدافعين عن أميركا و»إسرائيل» في زمن كورونا يكنّون عداء حقيقياً لمجتمعاتهم ولا يرون ما تفعله أميركا و»إسرائيل» من عدوان فاجر ما زال مستمراً على كثير من مجتمعاتنا العربية في سورية والعراق واليمن وليبيا وغيرها.

ومما شمله الحذف أيضاً حديثي عن رجال الأعمال الذين لم يقوموا بمسؤوليتهم الاجتماعية خلال الأزمة ولم يساعدوا الدولة على القيام بمسؤوليتها الاجتماعية على الوجه الأكمل، حيث هاج وماج الضيوف والمذيع الذي أكد أنّ هذا الكلام خارج عن موضوع الحلقة، ومن المعروف أنّ غالبية رجال الأعمال المصريين يعملون في خدمة النظام الرأسمالي العالمي لذلك لا عجب من تصريحاتهم وسلوكياتهم وهروبهم من مسؤوليتهم الاجتماعية، وتجنيدهم كتائبهم الإلكترونية على مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي للدفاع عن مواقفهم المخزية تجاه الوطن، لذلك نطالب كلّ الوطنيين والشرفاء في مصر والأمة العربية بالتصدي للمدافعين عن أميركا و»إسرائيل» ورجال الأعمال، ولينتبهوا جيداً لكلّ ما تبثه الآلة الإعلامية الجهنمية الجبارة التي يمتلكونها ويزيّفون وعي الجماهير حول العالم من خلالها، اللهم بلغت اللهم فاشهد.

WHY DO YOU SUPPORT SYRIA?

Posted in Syria on April 2, 2020 by Eva Bartlett

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I get asked that a lot by Syrians who are genuinely curious or surprised by support of Syria by a non-Syrian.

And it’s sometimes hard to give a good reply, or at least a concise one, because the reasons are manifold.

Yesterday, I posed the question to followers on Facebook. The replies were fantastic:

Kamel El-Cheikh well I can tell you my personal experience with Syria. I was born in Lebanon of Shia Muslim decent, immigrated to Canada at 7 years old, became a proud Canadian Lebanese. The reason why we immigrated is that Lebanon was attacked by Israel and was already in a civil war because of Israel. We went to Syria to seek refuge many times and my experiences there were very pleasant.

Now, the tables have turned as Israel wants a puppet government in Syria so the Syrians fled to Lebanon for the same reasons. Both the Syrians and Lebanese helped each other in these imperialistic cases of the zionist agenda. So what you say from someone who hasn’t visited in over 30 years is not only your well learned opinion but is a fact for all the middle east. Your words as the proxy went on from 2011 until now echo the experience of my mom and dad telling me to look the other way at 5 years old because a few of our neighbours were killed by war planes as we either flee to Beirut or Syria and eventually Canada. This is why I have become a humanitarian supporting the oppressed or speaking for the voiceless or making good friends who are real journalist like you Eva.

Hendrick Smit Because the country is populated by kind people who do not deserve the atrocities of a proxy war?

Chris Edwards Could start from just being against Israel/US wars and then you get attached to the country and its people.
Cause they are brave and baring the brunt of the enemy and its proxies.

Valentina Capurri Because Western countries had no right to invade it and destroy it as they did. As someone living in one of these countries, it is my responsibility to make clear I do not support the crimes committed by my own government.

Eros Zagaglia I’d support any country enduring what Syria is enduring, terrorism, US empire plans. Plus, I discovered very friendly people and a great tradition. A gem in the Arab world

Donal Taaffe Because it has been unfairly and illegally attacked by international criminals like the US, UK, Israel etc. who then lied about a non existent civil war

Patrick Corbett For all the good reasons above (or below). And because Syria for me is a beacon on a dark night showing the way to the victory of a people’s fight for sovereignity, peace and solidarity in the face of brutal imperialism. They fight for us as well; we need to acknowledge their sacrifice for all.

Esteban El Suizo Because beautiful Syria with its intelligent and kind-hearted people is a main cradle of human civilization, some of the most valuable monuments in the world, including six Unesco World Heritage Sites, are located in Syria. True culture and civilization is found all over in Syria, not in junk countries without past & future like Saudi-Arabia. I LOVE this.
Because Syria is an undefeated stronghold against Zionist & colonial NWO-arrogancy. I LOVE this, too.

Cecilia Nunez Because as MLK rightly said: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”


Branka Furi Trogrlic Syrian people have the right for self determination. Any foreign country which object that, forcing them to change, can not call themselves democratic countries. Those are imperialists.

Chris Vlaar I support it like I support Libya and Iraq, countries that have been obliterated, raped and murdered because of money (resources) and power. And not many seem to care.

Kari Angelique Jaquesson Westphalian sovereignty

It is a matter of principle for me.
Syria is a sovereign country with inviolable borders, and every Syrian has the unquestionable right to self-determination over their country and leadership without foreign intervention or meddling.

Then, also, I have fallen very fond of Syria and Syrians and I regard president Assad as a very competent and loyal leader, however affection, admiration or like/approval/ or not of leadership is not relevant when it comes to principle.

Either one believes in sovereignty or not, simple as that. I do.
Rima Najm Because I’m a human being with a functioning brain.

Rima Bidan Its the best country in the world enjoying a sublime cuture and a decent past
Its origin is respected, its climate is amazing…moderate and of four seasons… which means healthy food and nice weather, the land is generous, the people are good “if left alone” in the past religion was not a problem ,now if you are not aware and highly educated and open minded you would fall in the conflict… I believe and love the mentality of the leader and his wife but I hate the corruption and favouratism all aroundSo sad I left it in 2017 but promise to be back and enjoy my life thereAll can be fixed and done better in the coming years due to people like you Eva… inside and out

Bjarni Thomas I support Syria because it is the right thing to do.
Because if my country was being attacked from all sides, I would want the international community to support my country too.

O’Leathlobhair Keith I will never stand by silently and watch the bully of the playground terrorize an innocent kid.

Jean Sievers I support Syria because they are a sovereign country in their own right. All countries supposedly under International Law have the right to be autonomous. This isn’t how it works, in reality, the US Empire has a long history of invading countries that say no to their Imperial demands.

Ketil Øynes I hate imperialism and especially the role the US has taken upon themselves as the world police, when anyone with 2 braincells can see, that they are warmongers with no care for peoples life or international law.

Suzanne Sanders Because Syria isn’t trying to invade and colonize where I live. I don’t respect bullies! yes, I don’t respect my govt!

Michael Darr Because it’s where my grandparents were born and my ancestors are buried and it is me and I am it.
Carrie Lavender Because you, Eva, taught me the truth about Syria ever since I found you & Vanessa Beeley in 2016 h/t Caity Johnstone. Ever since then, I became fascinated with Syria and fell in love with it b/c of the kind-heartedness, steadfastness and unbending will of its ppl to defeat evil and stand in truth against all odds—against the Satanic empire of the military industrial complex with its lies, arming of terrorists & draconian sanctions.

George Makhlouf Makhlouf As first hand eye witness who went to Syria with a group of fact finders, I found that the propaganda machine in the US and the whole West beside the collaborator reactionary regimes in the gulf and the blood suckers ottomans all are behind the global conspiracy against Syria. Syria is the victim number one of dirty Zionists.

Judith Tanner Because some of the people I most highly regard in the world live there showing the rest of us what resilience and courage and kindness and inclusion looks like, even in the midst of war.

Zach Fresa Because I am a human being

Tiger Osullivan Eva I have followed your work in here since you have started it, me and lots of fellow Syrians see in you a very dedicated journalist with a big portion of dignity, integrity, honesty, morality wrapped with warm emotions and compassion…. you knew since the beginning what was going on in our beloved Syria, and you stood by us even when 99% of the world media was spreading fake news to deteriorate the image of our country and it’s regime….

I can talk for hours about how we appreciate your efforts standing by the oppressed side, but I will summon all that with one phrase: “Syria loves you EVA.” 

ماهر أبوعسله الأسد You are Syrian my dear Eva more than a lot of Syrians

Babsi Schie I supported Syria as I started to see the play in place here in my home, Egypt.I realized they were victims of endless propaganda and that the reality presented in media doesn’t reflect the reality in the ground. Having gone through “Arab Spring” and the following counter revolution to dispose of the MB ruling in 2013, which I fully supported after Morsi called for a no-fly zone over Syria in April 2013, totally was w Syria and followed closely (daily) since 2012. Eid Wahda!

Ingunn No Gun Walsøe Because e I want the people to be able to chose how they want to live. I do not support the western founded religious extremists who want to implement sharia laws in Syria

Caro Ball Support for the Palestinians, and standing up against the Zio and Western Imperialist agendas, not to mention the unity of the Syrian people and love and respect for their President and army, just a few of the reasons why I love Syria.

Ramon Carrera Because no sovereign nation should be used as fodder for other more powerful nations to extract their sovereign wealth. Also to used to extend its geo political policies.

Richard Langlois Because I consider all the evidence with an open mind and its clear to me that the Western narrative is a lie.
I have no reason to distrust the Syrians but every reason to distrust the West.

Bridget Thomas Whitehead Because I have never believed the media and political lies by Western governments.

Kirill Kalinin Because unlike other countries its legitimate government has a chance to restore constitutional order and become a success story against colour revolutions

Birgit Lenderink I support any sovereign nation to choose its’ own leadership. Syria is a sovereign nation. The people of Syria have chosen their leadership. Period.

Bambang Ardayanto Because of this: ” We are born to love , love is our mother ” ~ ( Rumi said). But the Deep State and Devil Alliances of warmonger and the greedy of arm industry and bloody oil want to occupy Syria and destroy it like they do in Iraq & Libya also Yemen through other hands . Then if success , they will do the same with Iran.

Todd Deatherage Because they are good and kind people, accepting of others, fantastic musicians and artists, who are under a good administration that doesn’t discriminate against anyone or any group, as long as they respect others.

Genaro Efrain Martinez Oropeza Because of the love of her people , their self determination and their strength for not kneeling to Evil Empire’s interest , I’m Venezuelan I feel first hand what they are fighting for, Natura Guide and Protect Syria

Riahi Youssef We support Syria because both the government and the people are fighting a just cause

David Webster Syrians have just as much right to life, liberty and the pursuit of tail as anybody else.

Arthur Illner To defend Syria’s national independence is to defend the national independence of all countries

Michael Keefer Because I value justice and the search for truth, and I know that Syria has been the victim of a filthy proxy war–engineered by Western powers and their Middle Eastern satrapies, and carried out by those powers and the merciless fanatics who have been their tools.

It has been a war as well of smears, slander, deliberate inversions of actuality, and vicious lies–and the corporatist media and Western opposition parties, as well as many supposedly oppositional intellectuals, have been fully complicit in disseminating that propaganda.

I honour the courage of the Syrian people in resisting multiple attacks upon their country, and I honour the integrity of those journalists, academics, activists and whistleblowers who have laboured to expose falsehoods and tell the truth.

Riaz Malik Because the alternate is disastrous.

Earl Cheffield I support the truth because there is no democracy without truth and the war on Syria like the war on Libya and the war on Iraq and the war on Aghanistan before it, is a war based on lies, therefor it is a war on truth itself and a war on democracy.

Colin Brace Because Syria is a key link in the Axis of Resistance. 

Miguel Reis Cause i love the history of Civilization, i believe in secularism, in int.law, in solidarity and above all Righteousness.

Ahmad Hayek Syria is your second home you just have to visit to see that

Emmanuel R. Sabater Supporting Syria is supporting the truth.

Ostarra Langridge Because Syria was wickedly and insidiously attacked by the very evil and insidious Empire

Guy Crittenden Syria today is what Spain was in the 1930s — a rallying point for progressives opposed to the spread of fascism. So far, Syria has held the line, which is impressive since it the leading industrialized nations have tried to destroy it for eight years. Understanding what was attempted on Syria reveals the true nature of the American empire and its vassal states.

Don Harder I support Syria for the exact opposite reason I don’t support the country of my birth. Syria is a non aggressor state. It and its people are victims just like Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Serbia and sadly, many dozens of others. They deserve their right to exist peacefully as all humans do.

Stella Emm Because it is the first time my eyes were open to the blatant corruption and lies of war, ‘organisations’ and government corruption.
Because I’ve never seen more dignified people dealing with criminality that ‘my government’ imposed on them.

Because I never knew how everyday people can close their eyes to their own crimes against Syria.
Because they taught me what ‘proxy war’ looks like.
Because I never knew the true meaning of ‘hero’ and ‘martyr’ until I met Syria.
Because Syria inspires me to be a better ‘me’.
Because Syrians inspire strength as well as faith.
Because Syria showed me its far better to stand and speak than sit and cover my ears.
Because Syria is a rare jewel of the world and worth fighting for.
Because I respect their President, their people and their sovereignty
Because Syria fights for me, so I will fight for Syria  

Sam Novid Before the war, I visited Syria. People were extremely kind and helpful to me. As soon as they found I was “ajnabi” (meaning foreginer), they paid for my taxi fare or gave me extra help (I.e. going out of their way to make sure i found my destenation, even holding my arms which is a sign of friendship, etc.)…I was so impressed that I made a promise to myself to help Syrians if I see them in Iran. For years I was looking out to help a Syrian until the war broke out, and after learning what’s really going on (thanks to Eva’s eye opening talk at UN), I became an advocate for Syria thinking that’s the way I can finally repay their hospitability and kindness.
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Funny story regarding the word “ajnabi”:
We also use the Arabic word “ajnabi” in Iran too, but unlike the original Arabic meaning, this word has a very negative connotation and a very specific usage in Persian. It is exlcusvily used in political context of Western imperialism (mostly British or American governments or their agents, like CIA or MI6.)
The first time a security guard (casually) asked me if I was an “ajnabi”, I almost screamed saying “NO, NO, NO, I am Iranian, I am not an ajnabi”, thinking he might arrest me as a spy or something, which is doubly funny since back then I was barely an adult, and looked much younger (I think Iooked 15)….The guard must have thought I was crazy. lol….when I was called ajnabi again, I realized it just means foreigner, and not an imperialist agent .

Peggy Howells Initially Syria was just a name to me. I knew very little about the country, although, I knew enough about our wars to be skeptical of mainstream reports. A link to the preview of Tim Anderson’s ‘Dirty War on Syria’ was shared on a WikiLeaks thread. From there I because interested to learn more of the country and its people, and began to make Syrian friends. The more I learned, the more I came to love the country and its brave and clever people. And its champions in the West, such as yourself Eva. I will visit one day and I expect it will be like going home. In fact, my own country is becoming less and less recognizable. Syria to me represents hope. Its struggle is a struggle of light against darkness. I look forward to day when every inch has been liberated. We need our victories. There have been too many countries destroyed.

Pye Ian Aside from core sovereignty issues, it’s a bulwark of defense against “Syrian War Lies and the Greater Israel Project”

Linda S. Heard Syria has been unfairly treated by the West ever since Assad blasted Blair over the Iraq War. Since reporting on Syria has been not only angled but peppered with outright lies. Assad did not open the door to foreign terrorists, the US despatched most of them and the U.K. ramped up the anti-government propaganda with its funding of the White Helmets and Syrian Observatory. The idea that Syria would deploy chemical weapons on the very day UN inspectors came to Damascus was absolutely bonkers. This entire tragic episode was triggered by the usual Arab Spring crowd but was hijacked by big powers out for regime change on behalf of Israel. Thanks to Putin they have failed but still will not give up trying.

Malu Ribeiro After the history of NATO and US interference, yes, with Israel in the background, maybe as the boss (this part I admit, of IS in LA, I’ve only been learning in recent years), people have to be wilfully blind not to see how the Empire works! over 59 interventions in LA, I don’t even know how many in the ME, always fomenting fake Cold War and destabilisation of Europe, … we’ve to see who’s the problem!!
Plus,  … hhhh … I lived my childhood in BR and Syrians brought delicious food to Sao Paulo and are very productive members of the community … I’ve never met a dumb or lazy syrian, as stereotypes go … if anyone thinks a little, we’re all a little syrian .. 

Brian Gray As an anti-imperialist and in understanding myself as a neo-Platonic Humanist, importantly because of my affiliation with the LaRouche political movement, actively involved as a fulltime activist from 1976 to 1981 and continueing as an advocate of LaRouche policies… I support and have supported the sovereign nation of Syria going back to Hafez al Assad’s administration with the understanding that the attacks on the Assad leadership is typical of the dying desperate British/US/NATO axis’ strategy against any all sovereign nations that don’t abide by the dictates of the so-called “rules-based” western neo-liberal “democracies” and importantly are sanely aligning with the opportunities for global peace thru global development and reconstruction offered by China’s BRI and Russia’s EAEU. When Vladimir Putin finally had had enough of the British/US/NATO deployment and protection of their terrroist proxies so-called “civil war” which was gaining momentum in threatening the Assad government and deployed Russian military into Syria on September 30th 2015… the world profoundly changed.

William Nolan Syria is a beautiful country with ancient roots. Its people are warm and generous. Various Christian and Muslim sects live side by side in harmony. The majority love their elected president.
The U.S. and its allies tried to do to Syria what they did to Libya so they could install a puppet government.
The Syrian people united against the Salafist terrorists who attacked them and, with the help of allies, beat back the barbarian hoards.
My heart and soul are with the Syrian people. May they once again live in peace, harmony and prosperity.

Carlos Tierra Because Syria deserves the right to self-determine – without the genocidal U.S and Zionist Israel interfering with that.

Peter Karig It was around 2015 or 2016 I think when I became informed about Syria and the false flag gas attacks. It was you, Vanessa, and Catlin Johnstone who really got my attention first, and then for some reason I became obsessed. Syria is obviously nothing like what western media says it is, and Assad, his wife, the Syrian army, they are in reality greatly loved. Syria is also a beautiful country that doesn’t need to be destroyed and turned into a terrorist jihadist hell hole.

Michael Robertson No written statement from me can describe fully or adequately express the monumental RESPECT I hold for both the Syrian and Palestinian people..Their unbelievable sacrifice and bravery astounds and humbles me every day compounding the absolute shame I feel as a UK citizen for the evil actions of my own country

Ahmed Amado Asgher Because Syrians are generally good people and educated. They respect their women and they have an ancient history. They are also made up of various ethnic groups with diverse religeous beliefs, who have lived together in peace for many generations. Sadly Saudis with tacist American and Israeli approval wrecked Syria by causing chaos in that land. It is a known fact that most of these thugs were Al-Qaeda recruits paid for by the Saudis. They had no regard for life nor for the ancient historical sites in Syria. I am 72 years, travelled the world and read/write 3 languages fluently, including Arabic.

Roula Alhassan *Because Syria is a country in itself, with its strength and steadfastness in the face of all challenges, even if these challenges were against any other country, it would have completely collapsed….
*Because its leadership, its people and its army are the same in opinion and wisdom.
*Because its people grew up loving the homeland and other people.
* Because it is my home.

Kef Elmassih For the same reason I support Palestine…“…Because it is a just cause, a noble ideal, a moral quest for equality and human rights.” – Edward Said

Peter Bagwasi Any normal person would stand with the innocent against the devil.

Stewart Ollett The list of countries that oppose apartheid Israel is getting shorter. Russia and Iran (in this instance) take a bow….. Shame on the West…

Hector Williams A secular Christian, I support the govt which protects them. As someone who loathes neocons, globalists, wahhabis, banderites and Zionist s, I also support the people who fight against them!!!

Rina Paki because it is the true and correct thing to do!

Huss Sureh Because Syria is with the truth and the truth is with Syria!!!

John Thatcher Because they are fighting against US/Israeli tyranny.Plus disgraceful regimes like S Arabia.

Greg Schnürle Because I am fed up with the Anglo-American lies since they created and supported the `Mudshahedin´ in Afgahnistan to kill Soviets and gave money, weappons and training to the modern islamistic Terrorists the whole world is now suffering from.*And from here:

Antony Moore How Syria has survived the onslaught of Western backed terrorists is staggering and only by the grace of god with a little help from Russia, Iran etc. I’m disgusted at UK government involvement and will wholeheartedly support the Syrian people in their fight even if I can only supply morale support, plus a few letters to my local MP.

John Eichman After researching the conflict in Syria via numerous independent sources and mainstream media it is clear that Syria is the latest victim/target in western imperialism and as such deserves my support.

Dmitry Drozdov Because they’re being bullied

Nigel Hanrahan 1. The whole structure of international relations, even with the presence of the US Empire, rests upon the sovereignty of states, etc.. If one state can be attacked, then any state can be attacked. This isn’t even particularly radical. It’s simply advocacy for law-governed international relations instead of the current fake law-governed international relations.

2. anti-imperialist solidarity, natch. And if you don’t know what imperialism is, or don’t think it’s a problem, then you are part of the problem.

3. Because Syria has a great an ancient culture that I don’t want to see harmed. “In their rich variety and diversity, and in the reciprocal influences they exert on one another, all cultures form part of the common heritage of humanity”. [UNESCO]

Poppy Sage You and Vanessa Beeley doing great job being there while other so called journalists are just following the regime plan change by the Pentagon. Gen Wesley Clark made it clear it was a long time plan to get Assad out along with other Mideast leaders. White Helmets also obvious, real criminals.

Kevin Tang I call out what’s wrong is wrong. What’s being done to Syria since 2011 is simply wrong.

Thomas P. Ross On June 22, 2006 my wife’s granddaughter (my step granddaughter) was killed by a single act of violence by a baby sitter in Virginia Beach. She was 15 months old. That death left a permanent void in our lives.

In 2012 Syrian Girl, (Mimi al Laham) began posting news articles including videos published by al Qaeda of Iraq and Jabhat al Nusra, (al Qaeda of Syria). The videos would be uploaded to You Tube and would remain there for about 7 or 8 hours and then be taken down by You Tube as they violated their content policy. I noticed that these videos were of ordinary citizens or police officers or Al Assad’s forces (SAA) being put to death in the most inhumane ways imaginable and I started to understand that it made no sense that our media was claiming Assad was killing his own people, when the video’s shown on You Tube were of his own army members being killed by what appeared to be religious zealots. I didn’t know anything about Wahhabism at the time, but Mimi al Laham provided an education of what was really going on in Syria and it all began to make sense. I followed the battles from any alternative media I could find. I grew a greater distrust for our media. I knew what was being reported by our media was a vast lie promulgated by all the major networks.

Having experienced the great loss we suffered losing our Kristen, I recognized that my country was causing that same loss for untold numbers of people living in Syria and in Libya. Except the loss might even be considered as being greater because the loss was just not a mother or father but in many cases, the bread winner and/or the nurturer. I wondered how many children were orphaned and were required forage on their own.

I could not comprehend that my government could be responsible for any of this but I knew it was true. And by my government’s actions, that made EVERYONE in my country complicit in these crimes. I spoke out every chance I had to anyone and everyone who would listen. I posted every article I could find relating to the crimes that were being committed in Syria and our country’s involvement. I convinced some. I irritated many. And I caused many to think I was a little crazy retelling what I believed to be true when it was in absolute conflict with what our media was reporting.

But I believed it was more important to convince people as to the truth even if it meant people lost respect for me. Knowing the loss we suffered losing our grandchild to a single act of violence, I knew the grief was felt no less to those experiencing death in Syria. That is the problem with many people throughout the world including many people in the United States. Many of us have a tendency to believe that some lives matter more than others. The adoption by many idiots in my country that we should make America great again plays into this illusion that we are or should be superior to the other people of this world. I am ashamed of my country. It is not the country I grew up knowing and loving as a child.

But the job of bringing attention to the plight of the Syrian people is not over. They are still under U.S. sanctions and those sanctions should be removed. And our forces are still in Syria. We are stealing the oil of the Syrian people and we are still supporting terrorists. I can not ever, in any capacity, undo the harm my country has caused the Syrian people. But I can still bring attention to their plight in my country and offer my own apology, insignificant as it is.

Here is the story of my granddaughter. Her death was worthy enough to report. But to be honest, in a perfect world, every person who lost their lives to our proxy terrorists in Syria deserve to have their names immortalized forever, here in the United States, on a vast memorial, names etched in granite near the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington D.C. so that we all understand our crime and deter us from ever repeating it.
Donna Nassor I support Syria because it is the right thing to do. My country and its collaborators are responsible for so much suffering there. It is my duty to speak out, share the truth and work toward an end to the proxy war. During my visits to Syria I am uplifted and welcomed by Syrians. I am grateful they understand the difference between my government and individuals who support Syria. I will not stop my advocacy until Syrians achieve 100% victory and all of interlopers are gone.

Dimitri Kiriakidis I have that strange feeling that Syria is my country…. I see myself in the face of every Syrian soldier or citizen

Porgi Amor many reasons…
1) your previous speaking engagements with Canadian Peace Congress, which of course debunked what Canadians were being fed (by the biased CBC news coverage)
2) your in depth account of the fake white helmets
3) your description of humanitarian corridors, allowing the Syrian people to escape from terrorism & also allowing the terrorists to walk away
4) your unwavering consistency in reporting
5) your believability
6) your humanity in acknowledging others, like Mark Taliano, Vanessa Beeley, Cory Morningstar, etc.
7) Donald Lafleur’s brief trip to Syria
8) your previous coverage of Palestine

Areti Spiropoulos Because it has stood the test of time. Because it is a beautiful and ancient culture. Because it has been done wrong too many times by the imperialists west. Because Assad.

Verena Eiwen At some point what we are spoonfed through the MSM did not make sense anymore – so I researched, found your and Vanessas writing, found Janices writing, as well as the writing of a German law student with Syrian roots. The Syrian people must be exceptional in every way- and what the US led coalition is doing to them is abhorrent. They deserve any help they can get. I have deepest respect for all these men and women and children for fighting a truly unfair and „for all the wrong reasons“ war. Thank you for going there and writing about the truth.

Bonnie Hamilton Syria is a sovereign country with a democratically elected president voted for by I believe 80% of voters.
Regime change and pinning fake false flag attacks on Assad in order to carry out this agenda is evil and nothing more than resource and land grabbing by those who feel they have the power to do this to any country that has something they want or stands in their way.
Let’s ask the Syrians what THEY want.
Get all troops out including white helmets.
I don’t buy for one minute that Assad ever carried out attacks on his people. On insurgents fighting against his army, probably. Against his own people? I will never believe that. There’s zero proof.

Kev Har Because the Syrians and their leader have been brutally and visciously attacked by a cowardly playground bully.

Briannette Zatapatique Because over the years Assad’s narrative and the Syrian narrative – provided by you and others has remained a constant time line, logical and never changing or reverse engineered. The Western narrative is constantly changing – as soon as lies are told, more lies are needed to cover them up. As simple as that.*I applaud and agree with these comments, and after coming here 14 times now, many of those for months-long visits (2016), I would also add: because of the people of Syria.

Here are some additional reasons [more on my Syria playlist]:

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Here are some additional reasons [more on my Syria playlist]:

حرب علوم الجيل الرابع والخامس بين واشنطن وطهران…!

محمد صادق الحسيني

أقامت دوائر المحافظين الجدد، والقوى الخفيّة التي تحكم الولايات المتحدة، الدنيا ولم تقعدها على أثر اجتماع السيناتور كريس ميرفي مع وزير الخارجية الإيرانيّ على هامش مؤتمر الأمن الدولي، في مدينة ميونخ أواسط شهر شباط الماضي.

ولكن السيناتور كريس ميرفي Chris Murphy لم يكن الوحيد، الذي عقد لقاءات في أوروبا لمتابعة الملف النووي الإيراني. حيث إنّ السيناتور ليندسي غراهام Lindsey O.Graham (جمهوري) والسيناتور روبرت مينينديز Robert Menendez (ديمقراطي) قد سافرا الى مؤتمر الأمن في مدينة ميونخ الألمانية، بداية شهر شباط 2019، وعقدا العديد من اللقاءات مع سياسيين أوروبيين، بمن فيهم الرئيس الفرنسي ماكرون، لبحث خطتهم الرامية الى فرض اتفاق نووي جديد، ليس فقط على إيران وإنما على جميع دول الشرق الأوسط بلا استثناء، وعلى رأسها حلفاء واشنطن من دول الخليج.

وتقوم خطة عضوي مجلس الشيوخ الأميركي، المشار اليهما أعلاه على المبادئ التالية:

  1. تقوم الولايات بعقد اتفاقية نووية جديدة، مع كلّ من إيران ودول الخليج في الوقت نفسه. بحيث يكون الجزء الأول منها عبارة عن ضمانات، لإيران ودول الخليج، بالحصول على الوقود النووي، اللازم لإنتاج الطاقة (الكهرباء) السلمية، على ان تقدّم هذه الضمانات من قبل المجتمع الدولي بشكل دائم.
  2. في مقابل ذلك فإنّ على إيران ودول الخليج الالتزام الدقيق بالامتناع عن تخصيب اليورانيوم في دولها الى الأبد. والهدف من وراء ذلك، كما يقول غراهام نفسه، هو إعطاء إيران طاقة نووية (nuclear power) بدون تخصيب (أيّ دون السماح لها بالتخصيب). وهو الأمر الذي يجعل العالم غير قلق من القنبلة (النووية الإيرانيّة) لانّ صناعة القنبلة دون تخصيب غير ممكنة.
  3. بعد ذلك (أيّ بعد موافقة الأطراف المشار إليها أعلاه على المبدأ) فإنّ الولايات المتحدة وإيران، التي ستكون قد حصلت على تخفيف لبعض العقوبات، سيجلسان معاً للتفاوض على اتفاقية أكثر شمولية (من الاتفاق النووي الحالي) تتضمّن تقليصاً او تقييداً لبرنامج إيران الصاروخي (Restraints… فرض قيود) وكذلك وقف تمويلها للإرهاب كي يتمّ المزيد من تخفيف العقوبات عليها في المقابل.
  4. سيتمّ اعتبار الاتفاق الجديد بمثابة معاهدة وسيتمّ التصديق عليها من قبل الكونغرس الأميركي لإعطاء الثقة لإيران بأنّ الرئيس الأميركي القادم لن ينسحب من الاتفاق كما فعل ترامب.
  5. لكن ليندسي غراهام قد أبلغ كاتب المقال، جوش روبين Josh Rogin الموضوع، في «واشنطن بوست» بتاريخ 25/2/2020، بأنه ليس واثقاً من أنّ زملاءه في مجلس الشيوخ وكذلك البيت الأبيض سيقتنعون بخطته التي يعمل على تحقيقها، من خلال تحرّك دبلوماسي وذلك لأنّ ما يهدف إليه ترامب والجمود الحالي في الوضع غير قابلين للاستمرار.
  6. من هنا كان انطلاق خطة مينينديز/ غراهام، من فكرة محاولة المساعدة في كسر الجمود الحالي في الموقف، ومن منطلق المساعدة ديبلوماسياً في التوصل الى مخرج من المأزق الحالي، حيث يريد الرئيس التوصل الى اتفاق جديد ولكنه غير قادر على تحقيقه. وهذا ما يفتح المجال أمام مجلس الشيوخ لمساعدته في التوصل الى ذلك، كما يقول الكاتب جوش روبين.
  7. الا أنّ الدافع او المحرك الأساسي، لهذه التحركات الديبلوماسية الأميركية غير الرسمية، حسب تقديرنا انطلق من مكمن آخر. وهو حقيقة أنّ حظر استيراد او توريد الأسلحة لإيران سينتهي في شهر 10/2020 الأمر الذي تخشى الإدارة الأميركية ان يفتح المجال أمام الصين وروسيا لاستئناف تزويد إيران بأسلحة أكثر تطوراً او بتكنولوجيا صواريخ لا تمتلكها إيران حالياً، بحيث تصبح إيران أكثر مقدرة على تطوير برامجها الصاروخية وربما إنتاج صواريخ قادرة على حمل رؤوس نووية وإيصالها الى أهداف أبعد من الشرق الأوسط.

وعليه فإن الإدارة الأميركية، ومن خلال وسائل عديدة، تحاول أن تقبض على ملف الصواريخ الإيرانية قبل انتهاء الحظر المشار إليه أعلاه. وهذا يعني انّ واشنطن تسعى لحرمان إيران من توسيع قاعدة تعاونها العلمي والمعرفي، خاصة في مجال التكنولوجيا الصاروخية وأدوات الحرب الالكترونية، اضافة الى وقف التقدّم الكبير الذي تحرزه إيران في مجال الأسلحة الكهرومغناطيسية وتكنولوجيا النانو الفرط دقيقة، والتي تدّعي أميركا انّ إيران تعمل على استعمالها في مجال التصنيع العسكري، على الرغم من أنّ كلّ التقارير المتوفرة لدى الجهات الدولية، ذات الاختصاص بهذه التكنولوجيا، تؤكد أنّ استخدامات إيران لها يقتصر على المجالات الطبية حصراً.

اذن هي حرب أميركية ضدّ التقدّم العلمي الإيراني، الذي ينتج تكنولوجيا أكثر حداثة، تخدم إيران في تطوير قطاعها الصناعي المدني قبل العسكري، ما يسمح لها أن تصبح قوة صناعية متطوّرة جداً خلال اقلّ من عقد من الزمن.

ومع ذلك فإنّ إيران ستواصل بناء قدراتها الدفاعية مهما كلفها ذلك من أثمان، كما يعتقد العارفون بالشأن الإيراني.

اذ ليس بإمكان ايّ قوة في الكون ان تمنع شعباً، يؤمن بعقيدته وصواب قيادته، وقراراتها وثباتها على مواقفها المبدئية الهادفة، الى تحقيق بناء الدولة الحديثة المقتدرة، والتي هي أساس الاستقلال الوطني الكامل والشامل، الذي يضمن الانفكاك من عبودية دولنا للدول الاستعمارية…

نقول إنه ليس بإمكان أيّ قوة في الكون ان تمنع شعباً كهذا من تحقيق أهدافه والانتصار في معركة الاستقلال والسيادة.

وبما انّ الاستقلال والسيادة يفرضان على الدولة، ايّ دولة في العالم، ان تؤمِّن وسائل الدفاع عنها فانّ القيادة الإيرانية تواصل السير، بتؤدّة شديدة، على هذا الدرب، رغم الحصار والعقوبات المالية والاقتصادية المفروضة عليها، منذ أربعة عقود.

وفي إطار الجهود الإيرانية، الرامية الى تعزيز قدرات البلاد الدفاعية، فقد نشرت مجلة ميليتاري ووتش (Military watch) الأميركية، بتاريخ 1/4/2020 موضوعاً موسعاً، عن خطط التسلّح الإيرانية المستقبلية، في ضوء انتهاء العقوبات الدولية او الحظر الدولي على بيع الأسلحة لإيران والذي سينتهي في شهر 10/2020، الأمر الذي يجعل إيران قادرة على التزوّد بالأسلحة الحديثة من أيّ دولة تختارها.

لذا فإنّ الجهات العسكرية، والقيادية الأخرى في إيران، قد بدأت بدراسة الخيارات المتاحة، او بالأحرى دراسة أفضل الخيارات لتعزيز القدرات الدفاعية، خاصة المتعلقة بسلاح الجو الإيراني. أيّ البحث عن الأسلحة الأكثر ملاءمة لتعزيز الدفاع عن أجواء البلاد، من خلال شراء أعداد كبيرة من طائرات التفوّق الجوي/ السيطرة الجوية/ من طائرات الجيل الرابع والجيل الخامس الأحدث في العالم. علماً انّ وسائل الدفاع الجوي الإيرانية قد اثبتت انها من الأنظمة الأكثر حداثة ودقة في العالم، وما إسقاط طائرة التجسّس الأميركية العملاقة «غلوبال هوك» في شهر حزيران 2019 إلا أكبر دليل على ذلك، إلا انّ طائرات التفوق الجوي تبقى في غاية الضرورة للأسباب التالية:

  1. لأنها تعتبر، في التخطيط العسكري للدفاع الاستراتيجي، عنصراً أساسياً لتأمين أجواء البلاد وكذلك بطاريات صواريخ الدفاع الجوي، من أية هجمات محتملة من قبل طائرات او صواريخ مجنحة معادية. اذ انّ بإمكان طائرات التفوّق الجوي الروسية، من طراز سوخوي/35 او ميغ/ 35 استخدام صواريخ جو/ جو فرط صوتية، روسية الصنع، من طراز R – 37 M والتي بإمكانها ضرب أهداف جوية معادية تتحرك في نطاق عمل رادار الطائرة والبالغ 400 كم. كما انّ بإمكان طائرات التفوّق الجوي الصينية استخدام صواريخ جو/ جو فرط صوتية، صينية الصنع، من طراز PL – 15 او حتى صواريخ YJ – 18، التي يبلغ مداها 560 كم وتطير بسرعة خمسة أضعاف سرعة الصوت.
  2. علماً انّ سلاح الجو الأميركي والإسرائيلي والإماراتي والسعودي لا تمتلك طائراته الا صواريخ جو/ جو / من طراز AIM 120 C بمدى 105 كم وصواريخ AIM D (فقط لدى سلاح الجو الأميركي منذ أشهر قليلة) ومداه 180 كم.

اما المبرّر الثاني لاقتناء إيران طائرات التفوّق الجوي فيتمثل في امتلاك جميع أعداء إيران لطائرات تفوق جوي، اذ يمتلك سلاح الجو الأميركي طائرات F 16 وطائرات F 15 s، في الوقت الذي يمتلك فيه سلاح الجو الإسرائيلي طائرات F 16 E، بينما يمتلك سلاح الجو السعودي طائرة F 15 وسلاح الجو الإماراتي طائرات F 16 E. وهذا يعني أنّ مقاتلات التفوق الجوي المعادية قد تشكل خطراً على الأجواء الإيرانية او منظومات الدفاع الجوي الإيرانية، إضافة الى المنشآت الحيوية الإيرانية العسكرية والمدنية، المحتمل ضربها اما بواسطة قاذفات القنابل المعادية، بمرافقة طائرات التفوّق الجوي، او بواسطة الصواريخ المجنحة بعيدة المدى، حيث تكون مهمة مقاتلات التفوّق الجوي، في هذه الحالة، منع الطائرات الاعتراضية الإيرانية أو/ ومنظومات الدفاع الجوي من اعتراض الصواريخ المعادية.
ولكن ما هي طائرات التفوّق الجوّي، التي نتحدث عنها، وما هي مصادرها؟

إنّ الدول المرشحة للفوز بطلبات التسلح الإيرانية الكبرى هي الصين الشعبية ثم روسيا واللتان تقومان بتصنيع طائرات تفوّق جوّي متقاربة جداً من ناحية القدرات القتالية، مع فوارق تكتيكية بسيطة، تتعلق بالتشغيل والصيانة وعمليات التحديث المستقبلية.

وحسب مجلة ميليتاري ووتش (Military Watch) فانّ وزارة الدفاع الإيرانية تقوم بدراسة مواصفات وميزات كلٍّ من:

مقاتلة التفوّق الجوّي الروسية، من طراز ميغ 35، وهي مقاتلة ثقيلة ذات قدرات قتالية عالية جداً.
مقاتلة التفوّق الجوّي الصينية، من طراز J-10 C / Next Generation، وهي مقاتلة خفيفة ذات قدرات قتالية لا تقلّ شأناً عن قدرات الطائرة الروسية الرديفة.
اما أهمّ العوامل التي سينبثق منها القرار الإيراني بشأن هذه المشتريات فهي التالية:

أ)انّ إيران تمتلك أسراباً عدة من طائرات ميغ 29 الروسية، وعليه فانّ كوادرها الفنية، المختصة بالتشغيل والصيانة، أكثر قدرة على التعامل مع طائرات ميغ 35. كما انّ إدماج هذا النوع من الطائرات، في شبكات الدفاع الجوي الإيرانية المستخدمة حالياً، سيكون أكثر يسراً، لكون هذه الانظمة اما روسية الصنع او شبيهة بتلك الروسية.

ب) أما نقاط القوة التي تعتبر في صالح المقاتلة الصينية فتتمثل في انخفاض سعرها عن ميغ 35 الى جانب انها أكثر سهولة في التشغيل والصيانة والتحديث، وبالتالي فهي مرشحة لحياة أطول في الخدمة. كما انّ ميزاتها القتالية قريبة جداً من ميزات الطائرة الروسية الرديفة.

يضاف الى ذلك العامل الاقتصادي والسياسي الهامّ والمتمثل في انّ الصين قد استثمرت أموالاً كبيرة في العديد من المشروعات الحيوية في إيران بينما كانت روسيا أكثر خطراً في هذا المجال لأسباب عديدة لا مجال للولوج في خباياها الآن.

من هنا، ومن باب المعرفة بالحنكة الإيرانية، فإننا نعتقد انّ الجهات المعنية باتخاذ القرار سوف تنطلق من ضرورة التوازن الدقيق في العلاقات مع الدولتين، مما يجعلنا نعتقد بأنها ستقوم بشراء أسراب عدة من الطائرة الروسية الى جانب أسراب عدة أخرى من الطائرة الصينية وذلك لفتح الباب، أمام إحالة طائرة التفوّق الجوّي، الأميركية الصنع، وهي من طراز F14 S، والتي خضعت لسلسلة من التحديثات، على مدى أربعين عاماً، جعلتها قريبة جداً من مقاتلات الجيل الرابع، سواء في القدرات القتالية او الملاحة الجوية، لفتح الباب لإحالتها الى التقاعد مع الشكر الجزيل لمن قام بتأهيلها على مدى كلّ هذه السنين!
بعدنا طيبين قولوا الله…

العراق والغزو الأميركيّ الذي لا ينتهي

ربى يوسف شاهين

منذ ذريعة أسلحة الدمار الشامل التي ابتدعها جورج بوش الابن في 2003 لغزو العراق، ليُنشئ قواعد في الهلال الخصيب، حيث يتمّ استكمال مخطط الهيمنة الغربية لصالح الكيان الإسرائيلي، وإقامة ما يسمّى «الشرق الاوسط الجديد»، الذي بشّرت به كونداليزا رايس، والذي يقوم على التبعية سياسياً واجتماعياً واقتصادياً للغرب.

تغييرات كثيرة أحدثتها آلة الغرب الأميركي ووكلائها في منطقة الشرق العربي، والتي لا تزال آثارها قائمة حتى اللحظة، عبر تدخلات في العمق العربي فرضتها آلة الغرب وبكلّ المجالات. وإذا ما أخذنا ما يحصل في العراق حتى اليوم، نُلاحظ أنّ ما يجري من هيمنة على سياسة الحكم في العراق، بعد القضاء على بنيته الأساسية اقتصادياً، والسيطرة على المناطق الحيوية الجيواستراتيجية فيه، عبر إقامة قواعد عسكرية كقاعدة عين الأسد التي تُعتبر المركز الأساسي للقوات الأميركية.

حيث تُعتبر عودة الاحتلال الأميركي للعراق بعد خروجه عام 2011، أكبر دليل على أنّ الذريعة السابقة كانت تمهيدًا لما سيأتي لاحقاً، وعطفا على ما يجري في الساحتين السورية واليمنية من حروب، لا ينفصل عما يجري في الساحة العراقية، والتي تؤدّي إلى تفكيك الشعوب العربية وجعلها في فوضى الحروب، كي لا تستطيع التقاط أنفاسها والنهوض للوقوف بجانب بعضها البعض.

وأهم ما يميّز هذه المرحلة العصيبة، هو صعود قوى المقاومة في هذه الدول، والتي تعتبر العدو الرئيسي لقوى العدوان الأميركي الصهيوني، لكونها استطاعت وفي العراق تحديداً تشكيل جماعات مؤيدة لها عبر اتفاقية أمنية، جعلت من العراق رهينة لـ واشنطن.

وعليه، فإنّ ما تقوم به الإدارة الأميركية في العراق، يندرج في إطار أنّ العراق يُعدّ الفاصل بين إيران وسورية جغرافياً، وبالتالي فإنّ خط المقاومة من طهران إلى بغداد مروراً بدمشق ووصولاً إلى بيروت، لا بدّ أن يتمّ قطعه عبر إحداث حالة من الإرباك السياسي والعسكري في عموم العراق.

كثيرة هي الأحقاد التي تضخها أميركا ضدّ الجمهورية الإسلامية الإيرانية، ومنذ الحرب على سورية أخذت الأمور بالتبلور والنضوج بشكل جلي وواضح. والأمثلة كثيرة من أهمّها الحصار الاقتصادي على إيران، وانتهاز انتشار فيروس كورونا لخنق الشعب الإيراني أكثر عبر رفض الولايات المتحدة نداء الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة انطونيو غويتريش بأن يتمّ رفع الحصار عن إيران، ووقف كلّ أشكال الحروب للتصدي لهذا الوباء القاتل.

وبالعودة الى الملف العراقي، فكلّ الأحداث تترابط في جزئية هامة وأساسية، أن يتمّ استغلال ما يعانيه المجتمع الدولي بشكل عام من اهتمام بإنقاذ مواطنيه والتركيز على محور المقاومة عبر العراق، حيث أصدرت كتائب حزب الله ببيان تؤكد فيه «رصدها لتحركات مريبة للقوات الأميركية وعملائها مستغلة الظروف العصيبة في محاولة لتحقيق أهداف مشبوهة وتنفيذ مخططات طالما سعت للوصول إليها من قبل».

حيث أكدت «على مخطط أميركي يرتكز على القيام بإنزال جوي يرافقه دعم أرضي وإسناد ناري من طيرانه الحربي على مواقع للأجهزة الأمنية والحشد الشعبي والمقاومة الإسلامية وبمشاركة جهاز عسكري عراقي وآخر أمني سيعرّض البنى الأساسية للدولة العراقية للخطر».

وما يؤكد ذلك تصريحات للبنتاغون عبر صحيفة «نيويورك تايمز» في 28/3/2020 بأنّ «البنتاغون أصدر توجيهاً الأسبوع الماضي للإعداد لحملة تدمير كلي لكتائب حزب الله العراق»، وأضافت «الحملة ضدّ كتائب حزب الله تشمل رداً عدوانياً ضدّ أيّ قوات عسكرية إيرانية قد تتدخل».

وكما أوردت الصحيفة فإنّ مسؤولين أميركيين كباراً يرون في انشغال إيران بأزمة كورونا فرصة لتدمير حلفائها في العراق.

ومن خلال قراءة بسيطة لما يحدث على الأرض، وما يتمّ إعلانه من قبل الصحف الأميركية عبر لسان الإدارة الأميركية، بأنّ الولايات المتحدة عازمة على استكمال حروبها في المنطقة، وأنّ العراق الذي يقاوم المحتلّ الأميركي عبر فصائل المقاومة يُشكل العقبة الحقيقية على الارض منذ 2003، ولذلك يتمّ التحضير لحملة عسكرية جديدة في العراق، والذي نشرته صحيفة «نيويورك تايمز» على لسان «وزير الدفاع مارك إسبر الذي أذن بالتخطيط لحملة عسكرية جديدة في العراق»، أكبر دليل على المُخطط الأميركي في العراق.

في المحصلة، على الرغم مما يُذاع من تصريحات أميركية عن استهداف مواقع للحشد الشعبي وكتائب حزب الله العراق، فسنوات الصمود والمقاومة التي انتهجها الشعب والمقاومة العراقية، ستبقى السدّ المنيع الذي سيقف في وجه الغطرسة الأميركية، التي عاثت فساداً وخراباً في شرقنا العربي على مدار ما يقارب عقداً من الزمن.

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Iraq’s Hezb Allah: Instead of Leaving, The US is Plotting a Civil War in Iraq

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Kataib Hezbollah Iraq Hezb Allah Brigades

Iraq Hezb Allah Brigades (Kata’ib Hezb Allah) revealed that they have ‘information about dubious US movements to achieve suspicious goals, with the participation of an Iraqi security apparatus’.

The Brigades added that the plot includes ‘airdrops on military, security and PMU positions with ground support and air support’ which will lead to ‘dangerous repercussions, and will cause a humanitarian and societal disaster that is difficult to control’.

The Iraqi Parliament voted to expel the US troops from the country after their role changed from assisting the Iraqi forces in fighting ISIS to bombing and killing Iraqi commanders who were leading the fight against ISIS, the US officials didn’t accept the booting from Iraq orders and vowed to stay there at all costs.

Staying in a hostile environment requires exceptional measures, the Pentagon tried to revive ISIS in Iraq (and in Syria) to justify extending their existence, it didn’t succeed, they tried to prevent forming an Iraqi government and its stooges are playing on time to keep the country in its fail state status, time is running out, it threatened to impose sanctions on the country but that would let Iraq slip completely from its grip into the Iranian grip, so they threatened to impose sanctions on Iraqi officials. That last threat turned out to harm its own assets more than harming those who want to see their country liberated.

While the world is uniting to combat the Coronavirus and its catastrophic impact on the economies of every country, the US officials instead of concentrating their efforts in combating this pandemic and seeking assistance from the rest of the world, bringing back their troops from overseas where they’re not welcomed, are instead plotting to ignite a civil war in Iraq, something they’ve been working on for decades.

Iran - Iraq - Syria Railway

The US is using alleged attacks on its military bases in Iraq as an excuse to target the forces that fought ISIS, especially those positioned at the borders with Syria. The US opposed the reopening of Baghdad – Damascus highway through Iraqi Qaim and Syrian Bu Kamal cities, it’s the road that ISIS put its main focus on blocking and the US continues its efforts to keep it threatened if it cannot secure its closure.
Iran to Reach the Mediterranean through Iraq and Syria Railway

Similarly, to how the Turkish madman Erdogan was blocking the M4 and M5 arteries in Syria to strangle the Syrian economy. The M4 is the Syrian part of the Bagdhad – Damascus highway that connects the Baghdad with the Mediterranean through Saraqib.

Iraq’s Hezb Allah Brigades vowed to ‘respond with all force on all the US’s military, security, and economic facilities, with no exceptions’ if the US carries out this plot, they further promised to ‘turn the sites that will be targeted by the US into their graves and a shame that will follow them forever, the US and its accomplices.’

The US doesn’t need Iraq’s oil or any investment there, it’s a massive loss in the long run and they know that very well. All the US’s involvement in the region is to secure the safety of Israel within the maximum territories it can steal. If someone knows any other reason kindly enlighten us in the comments.

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A few recent political developments which should not go unnoticed

THE SAKER • MARCH 25, 2020


Russian Army Trucks in Italy

The COVID19/SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is, by any measure, an immense planetary crisis which will probably change the world we live in forever. Still, there are other issues which are maybe not quite as dramatic and important, but which deserve not to be forgotten. Here are some of those

The grand betrayal of Tulsi Gabbard

It was pretty clear to most observers that Tulsi Gabbard, being the only real “peace candidate” would never be allowed to get the nomination, nevermind make it into the White House. It was also clear that Tulsi, for all her very real qualities, simply did not have what it takes to take on “The Swamp”. Still, in spite of this all, her candidacy and campaign were like a huge pitcher of cool water in the middle of an immense and dry desert. Her uniqueness amongst all the candidate is what make her betrayal even more painful for those who respected or even supported her. Once it became clear that she would never get the nomination, not only did she not run as an independent (something which Hillary seems to fear a lot), she endorsed Uncle Joe, the clearly senile, totally corrupt and generally repugnant frontman for the Clinton gang. This endorsement of Biden is something which she did not have to do, but she did it.

When the DNC stole the nomination from Sanders, he did not lead a protest or run as an independent, he endorsed Hillary. I always considered him a fraud for this (and many other) reasons. Now Tulsi Gabbard is doing the same thing, which probably is a good indicator that the Democratic Party is evil and corrupt to the core, which is hardly big news, but which is dramatically confirmed by Gabbard’s profoundly immoral decision. Why do I say that? Because Biden is the ultimate “anti-Gabbard”, she should have endorsed either Bernie, or even Trump, but instead she endorsed a morally corrupt warmonger, a total pawn for the MIC.

At the end of the day, she mostly betrayed herself, and that is the saddest aspect of this debacle.

The AngloZionist Empire – as clueless as ever

I have forced myself to listen to the daily COVID19 briefings from the White House and I have to say that Trump’s constant flag-waving and self-worshiping is almost physically painful to watch. The worst parts of these briefings are when Trump, or Pompeo, speak about the US “leadership” as if the entire planet was desperately expecting the US to help. It does not. In fact, most of the planet is disgusted by US action, be it the denial of vitally needed meds to countries like Iran or Venezuela, to the attempts are buying off German vaccines, to the mantric repetition about how great the US private sector is and how Amazon and Walmart will help us weather this crisis.

The truth is that this worldwide pandemic will allow us all to compare how different political systems, countries and cultures have reacted to the threat. In a year or so, we shall all know how free-market capitalism and libertarianism compared with social-democracies, socialist and even communist countries when their population needed protection and assistance.

True, other countries have responded with truly amazing incompetence (including several EU countries), so the inability to protect its citizens is not a purely US problem, it really affects all the countries currently subjugated by the Empire.

Finally, it appears that the China-bashing strategic PSYOP has largely failed. Most fake-news about China was quickly and rapidly debunked, and even the legacy corporate ziomedia could not completely obfuscate the fact that China is, so far, the only country on our planet which defeated COVID19.

Will there be an “ideological lessons learned” once the crisis subsides? I sure hope so!

For the time being, the Empire does what it always does, it plans to deny even more civil rights to its own people which has true patriots like Ron Paul extremely worried. What else is new?

Capitalism with a human face?

Nope, that sure ain’t gonna happen this time around.

Serbia betrayed by Europe (again!) while Russia provides vital aid to Serbia and Italy

Serbia has been betrayed by the Europeans, again. This time around, the Europeans did not bomb Serbian civilians, they simply refused to sell the meds needed to respond to the crisis. President Aleksandar Vucic has now officially declared that the EU solidarity “exists only on paper“. He then openly appealed for China to help, and help China did – the Chinese sent aircraft filled with much needed medical equipment and doctors. Then Russia followed suit and sent 10 heavy transporters filled with gear and specialists.

Even more amazing (and appalling) is the fact that the Empire does not even help its own subjects – in Italy, it was Russia again which organized a major air bridge (over 15 heavy transporters!) and now we see Russian Army units deployed in northern Italy to help the struggling Italians. Check out these short videos reports by the Russian military. You don’t need to understand Russian to see the size of the air-bridge the Russian Aerospace Forces have established or to how grateful the Italian officials are!

I have to say that the Serbs have been fantastically naive to trust the very same people who bombed them, in total illegality, for 78 days, murdering scores of innocent civilians (including those murdered in the TV stantion). For example, the Serbs could have considered how the EU has been lying to Turkey, for decades. But no, the Serbian elites now seem to think that they will be able to fill their pockets with lucrative contracts with the EU.

Hopefully, what these events have demonstrated shall not be forgotten when the next elections take place in Serbia.

That also goes for Italy.

And, finally,

The situation in northern Syria and Iraq

The situation in northern Syria and Iraq has developed pretty much as expected. So far, the Turks have been unable to re-take full control of the M4 highway. As a result of that failure, the joint Russian-Turkish patrols have not been able to move along the full length of the highway as spelled out in the agreement between Russia and Turkey. Clearly, Turkey lacks either the will, or the capability, or both, to remove the Takfiri forces from the M4 highway. So far, the Russians and Syrians have very kindly agreed to wait a little longer, but the recent visit of Russian Defense Minister Shoigu to Damascus clearly shows that big decisions are being worked on:

As for Iraq, the various Shia militias are doing exactly what everybody had predicted, they are executing limited but very disruptive strikes against US forces in Iraq. Here is a good infographic by the Institute for the Study of War which sums it up very nicely:

What we have hear is a small trickle of attacks which do not yield any major victory to the Iraqi forces, but which over time will tremendously demoralize US forces. Finally, such “death by a thousand cuts” strategy also will severely limit the operational capabilities of the US forces in Iraq: when you are mostly busy protecting yourself, you have less time to murder locals.

Still, sooner or later the Shias will have to step up their attacks because forcing the occupation forces to hunker down and actually kicking them out of your country are two very different propositions. These small strikes are very useful, not only because they demoralize the enemy, but because by forcing him to stay inside fortified “secure” areas only makes them better targets for a bigger missile strike.

This is a very sound strategy against which the US forces have no good option, other than throwing in the towel and leaving, which they will have to do anyway (except that they call it “declare victory and leave”, but its the exact same thing).

Looking at the Military Aspects of Biological Warfare

THE SAKER • MARCH 14, 2020

The 20th century has seen a seemingly countless number of military conflicts, ranging from small local clashes, to at least two world wars. The same 20th century saw a huge efforts by major powers to develop three types of so-called “weapons of mass destruction” (WMD): Atomic, Bacteriological and Chemical (ABC). All of these WMD were initially seen as very effective and very frightening, yet there were only used in a few, limited occasions.

Ask yourself, why is that?

The reason is simple: while the US could nuke Japanese cities with impunity in 1945, and while the Anglo powers developed at least THREE plans to wage a total war against the Soviet Union (details in this article), they never dared to implement them.

Again, ask yourself, why is that?

I am a total medical ignoramus, and I have nothing to say about the nature of SARS-CoV-2, I am a military analyst and one of my two areas of specialization (besides planning nuclear forces) was operational art, that is the level of military operations above tactical, but under strategic: you can think of it as what connects the tactical means to the strategic goals. You can also think of it as the level at which combined arms (above division level) formations are brought together in something similar to an army corps. This is exactly the level at which the used of WMD would be the most likely to happen. Yet, if you look at the typical Soviet/Russian or US manuals discussing operational art you will notice that it is always assumed that the other side will initiate the use of WMD (even in secret documents).

Again, ask yourself, why is that? Is it only a type of political correctness showing that “we are the good guys” and “they are truly evil”? To some degree, yes, but not only.

I submit that all three cases have the same explanation: WMD are very tricky to use, and when used, they can result in absolutely truly cataclysmic political consequences. Take for example the (completely fake) reports about the Syrian government using chemical weapons against the Takfiris: they made no sense to any military analyst simply because 1) they brought no advantage to Damascus and 2) everybody knew that as soon as this latest “new Hitler” would be accused of using chemical munitions, the Empire would seize this pretext to strike at Syria.

True, the Takfiris *DID* develop chemical weapons, apparently, they did try to use them here and there, with no special result to show for, and recently they seem to have poisoned themselves (according to Russian reports). Besides, the very real stocks of Takfiri bioweapons were used as proof of Syrian government attacks (how insanely stupid is that?). So for these Takfiri nutcases, there are no real political consequences. As for their public image, following many hours of video-taped atrocities, you can be sure that they don’t care one bit what the “kafirs” and other “crusaders” think…

Same deal for Saddam Hussein who, aided by the “international community” (mostly the Empire, the USSR and France), did use chemicals against his own population and against Iran, but since he was “our son of a bitch” he was under ZERO risk of retaliation. But when the Empire turned on him, he did not dare to use his WMD against anybody.

Why?

Because the US-led forces would not be stopped by a chemical attack. And because any such attack would give the US and the rest of the anti-Iraqi coalition a “license” to use whatever weapon or technology against Iraq they wanted, including tactical nukes.

The truth is that there are very few military scenarios in which the use of WMD makes sense, this is true for all three of them, but this is especially true for biowarfare which is the hardest of them to control.

Here I have to, again, remind everybody that war is never an end by itself, but only a means towards an end, and that end is always POLITICAL. Going in just to kill people and even bombing a country back to the stone age does NOT qualify as a political goal. If you prefer, the political goal is what ought to be defined as “victory”. So, again, “destroying all enemy ships” or “pulling off a decapitating anti-leadership strike” are NOT political goals.

There are several countries out there which are capable of developing bioweapons. In fact, most biolabs could manufacture a simple bioweapon using commonly found agents. But labs don’t get to decide to engage such weapons. That decision is clearly one which can only be taken at the national command center level and only following a compelling argument by military and scientific specialists. Finally, no responsible government would ever order the use of WMD if it felt that there is a risk of retaliation, both military or political.

Finally, in the case of SARS-CoV-2 and of all the other epidemics/pandemics we see situation where the infection is not confined to the original infection site but goes global.

As far as I know, and please correct me if I am wrong, but I know if no virus which has been successfully deployed against a specific target and then remained contained to that target. In other words, the risk of “collateral damage” from bioweapons is pretty close to infinite (at least potentially).

Yes, in theory, a country could develop a new virus, or weaponize an known one, and then develop a vaccine and then vaccinate its armed forces or even its entire population. But that would amount to placing a huge sign on the White House saying “Yes, we done it!”: political suicide.

Now, the VAST majority of comments here have focused on the possible medical aspects of this pandemic, which is fine and which I have nothing to contribute to. But I ask you now to look at the MILITARY and, therefore, POLITICAL, dimensions of this crisis and ask yourself cui bono?

Seems to me that China and Russia did very, very well. The crisis is pretty much under control in China, and in Russia it is both limited and confined. The fact that neither the Chinese nor the Russians have any delusions about the “private sector” and the fact that these societies perfectly understand that a powerful government is needed to respond to this type (and many other) types of crisis helped them. No such luck for the deluded United States which has less than 950’000 hospital beds in the entire country and whose president seems to believe that Walmart and Amazon can deliver respirators to those in need.

In fact, the USA is a country which can LEAST afford a real pandemic, so why would the US leaders decide to unleash a weapon against comparatively MUCH better prepared countries while itself is one of the most vulnerable on the planet?

How about the fact that the situation in Europe looks absolutely awful? Yes, I know, the Idiot-in-Chief did not even bother to consult with the USA’s so-called “allies” before declaring his (confused) 30 day ban on travel between the US and the EU. But it is one thing to have no manners and not understand diplomacy, it is quite another to be the party responsible for tens of thousands, possibly even millions, of dead amongst your so-called “allies”.

So it boils down to this: do we believe that the real leaders of the AngloZionist Empire (not the clowns in the White House, obviously) insane enough to still try to pull off such an operation?

Frankly, I will not say “no”. I will admit that this is possible.

But, as I like to remind everybody, possible is NOT the same as “likely” and it dramatically different from “established”.

In conclusion:

  1. So far, all we have are speculations and guesses.
  2. We also know that irrespective of how “good”/”bad”/effective the SARS-CoV-2 virus is, using ANY WMD is fantastically dangerous both politically and militarily.
  3. And we know of no modern cases of a successful and limited viral bioweapon attack (bacteria and spores are rather different from that point of view)

Now this is my request to all the commentators:

Since we have discussed the biomedical aspects of SARS-CoV-2 ad nauseam, let’s stop for a while and let’s now ONLY discuss the political and military implications of a deliberate use of SARS-CoV-2 against China (or any other country).

There are two more things I would like to share with you.

First, I looked at the tweet of the Chinese official who declared that the SARS-CoV-2 might have come from the USA. I believe it is this one:

First, I looked at the tweet of the Chinese official who declared that the SARS-CoV-2 might have come from the USA. I believe it is this one:

It refers to this GlobalResearch article: https://www.globalresearch.ca/china-coronavirus-shocking-update/5705196 . In turn, the GlobalResarch article references a GlobalTimes article: https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1180429.shtml . This latest article refers to the website ChinaXiv http://chinaxiv.org/home.htm (I think!). So what we have is a Chinese official, referencing a Canadian outlet, which references a Chinese source which itself bases its reports from a website clearly close to the Chinese government.

Now, unlike most folks in the West, I trust the Chinese government infinitely more than ANY western regime, but even I can see that once the China-bashing campaign swung to a totally new level once the SARS-CoV-2 panic began, the Chinese had a major political interest to point a finger right back at the USA.

In fact, I would argue that NO government out there wants to be blamed for this latest disaster and that the finger pointing is not going to stop, especially if a US politician dies from respiratory complications.

The other thing which will inevitably grow is panic. So far, relatively few people in the West have died, but most specialists agree that this crisis is far from over, especially not in the EU and USA where the epidemic it is still on the ascent. Right now, the general public in the West reminds me of a guy falling from a skyscraper and who, passing the 10th floor, thinks “so far, so good”. Friends, it *WILL* get worse, even if only 1 or 2 percent of the infected people die. I loathe both Merkel and Jonhson, but compared to the flag-waving “best Idiot-in-Chief in the galaxy”, they come across as almost honest politicians (at least and only in this case).

Finally, I want to post an extremely interesting interview by the Russian version of RT of the Academician and Chief Senior Pulmonologist of Russia, Aleksandr Chuchalin. This interview is EXTREMELY interesting and contains a wealth of important statements which, considering who is making them, I would be willing to take to the bank. One problem, this interview is only in Russian:

And here is my special request to all Russian speakersif you can, could you please either 1) find the interview in English, maybe just a transcript or, if not, could you please translate as much of that interview as possible and post your translation in the comments section (or send it to me for posting)? If you cannot translate it all, at least post a summary of the most interesting points?

I wish I could do it myself, but I am really exhausted and, besides, there is a lot of medical terminology I don’t really understand. My wife does, but she is also exhausted. This is why I ask for your help (ребята – если честно, то просто сил нет, помогите если можете!).

That’s it for me for today.

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