SAYYED NASRALLAH: 'OUR GENERATION SHOULD NOT REMAIN SILENT OVER NATO PLOT TO CARVE UP IRAQ, SYRIA & YEMEN' (08.05.2015)

 

Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah's most recent speech which is both more factual and constructive than anything any civilian will ever read amongst much NATO propaganda, sensibly cautions civilian populations against remaining silent about NATO aggression.

 

As NATO is becoming increasingly desperate over growing resistance, it remains important to distinguish between NATO's wish-list and facts.

 

 

 

The fact is it is both entirely normal and lawful under civilian society's rule of law for civilians across the Middle East to follow in the footsteps of the genuine Iranian revolution to oppose NATO military rule across the Middle East.

 

We publish Sayyed Nasrallah's latest speech followed by some of the NATO military and psychological operations being played out.

 

07.05.2015 AL-AHED NEWS: SAYYED NASRALLAH'S SPEECH ON MAY 5TH 2015

 

 
"I take refuge in Allah from the stoned devil. In the Name of Allah, The Compassionate, The Most Merciful. Peace be upon the Seal of Prophets, our Master and Prophet, Abi Al Qassem Mohammad, on his chaste and pure Household, on his chosen companions and on all messengers and prophets.

Peace be upon you and Allah’s mercy and blessings. Tonight, I would like to tackle several topics in the available time:

First, I will talk about Yemen briefly to observe time.

Second, I have a word on Iraq.

Third, I will handle the developments in Syria.

Fourth, I will say a word on Lebanon and especially Qalamoun and the Eastern Mountain Range.

First, I will start with Yemen. Forty days ago, the Saudi regime declared its war against Yemen under the name of “Firmness Storm” after officially specifying several goals for it. These goals were mouthed by the official spokesman, by a statement issued by the coalition, and by the Saudi media – the satellites of “Firmness Storm”, as I dubbed it. Saudi officials tackled these objectives on various occasions. After twenty-six days of the aggression and on April 21, 2015, the aggressive coalition announced the termination of “Firmness Storm” claiming that it had achieved all its goals, and consequently, it announced the launch of another oppression called “Renewal of Hope for the Yemeni People”, and it stated for it definite targets which I will mention later on.

Since then, the so called “Renewal of Hope” is still ongoing – meaning the aggression is still ongoing. Again we are before a very big deception and misinformation practiced since days – since they announced the termination of “Firmness Storm” to our very day. Indeed this is a major and very dangerous deception which we must tackle for a while before giving an evaluation and wrapping the Yemeni topic with a stance I will call for.

Starting with the first topic – the Saudi claim of achieving all the targets – we find that this is the biggest attempt of deception practiced since “Firmness Storm” was terminated theoretically. The official spokesman, the Saudi media, Saudi officials, the Arab media, political forces, and hypocrite writers and journalists talked, blessed, and felicitated the great victory made by the Saudi Kingdom in 26 days over Yemen under the name of “Firmness Storm” which had achieved all its objectives. This was also mentioned again today in the Gulf Cooperation Council. So there was an assertion on the idea that “Firmness Storm” achieved all of its objectives.

Unfortunately, this spread over the Arab world, the Islamic world, and the entire world because the media of the other camp is stronger, and we acknowledge that. We acknowledge that our camp’s media – the bloc which is aggressed against in this war in general – does not have the strength, the capabilities, and the coverage of the media of “Firmness Storm”. Does any person accept this deception and this misinformation?

As an Arab citizen – as the war is in the name of Arabs and Arabism – I have the right to ask: Which aims were achieved? How it is that all the targets were achieved not only after 26 days from the day the aggression started but to our day – the fortieth day? Well, I won’t ask for all the targets; I will ask for showing me only one target which was achieved since the beginning of “Firmness Storm” to our day – i.e. after forty days from the commence of the aggression. Had Saudi Arabia or the Saudi Regime restored its allies to their alleged legitimacy in Yemen? Did it return Abed Rabbu Mansour to Yemen or Aden, or Sanaea? Was it able to prevent the spread of the Yemeni Army and the popular committees to where they want to expand? Has it confiscated the arms of Ansarullah as was mentioned among the goals of “Firmness Storm”?

Was it able to achieve any of the goals it mentioned? On Friday, we talked; others did talk too; and we mentioned and listed the targets they set. None of them was achieved!
 
Were they able to achieve the true goal – spreading their hegemony over Yemen? They weren’t. Did they expel or end the supposed, claimed, and alleged Iranian hegemony?
 
Simply, let’s put an end to the first deception and say: Show me one target which was achieved so far and not only before the so called “Renewal of Hope” and not all the targets of “Firmness Storm”? As far as this point is concerned, we are before a clear Saudi defeat and a clear Yemeni victory also. The first reason behind this Saudi failure is – Praise be to Allah Al Mighty – the steadfastness, firmness, determination, courage, and coherence of the Yemenis and their incubating of the Yemeni Army and the popular committees. This is the reason which prevented the achievement of any of the goals of “Firmness Storm”. There might be other reasons, but they are helping and auxiliary. So even in this point, we are before a clear defeat and a clear Yemeni victory. Here we are talking about a round and not about the entire war.

The second point is the second round under the name of Hope Storm. This is also another deception attempt to cover the failure that took place in the first round and to cover the deficiency manifested in the first round. So this regime and their allies knew very well that they are completely unable to achieve these goals. Well, they put big goals.. goals that need a long war and also a broad land operation. They do not dare to embark in a broad land operation, and they are still searching for armies for rent, and we heard yesterday and today that some soldiers will come from Senegal to fight in Saudi Arabia.

Anyway, for the new operation “Renewal of Hope”, they set new goals which seem modest and achievable. So the deception here is in changing the name of the operation or the war from “Firmness Storm” to “Renewal of Hope”. They considered that all the goals of “Firmness Storm” were achieved, and they put humble targets for “Renewal of Hope” so that they won’t be asked for their failure later on as these goals are modest, and they may claim that they achieved them.

Let’s look at the goals they announced when declaring the commence of “Renewal of Hope” through which they will achieve them and the termination of “Firmness Storm”:

1 – A swift continuation of the political operation according to UN Resolution so and so and the Gulf Initiative and the recommendations of the National Dialogue.

2 – Getting along in protecting civilians.

3 – Getting along in fighting terrorism.

4 – Getting along in evacuating foreign subjects, intensifying medical and relief aids for the Yemeni people in the afflicted areas, and facilitating international efforts in this perspective.

5 – Confronting the military movements and operations of the Houthi Militia and their alliances – according to the original text – and preventing them from using arms looted from camps or smuggled from abroad.

6 – Finding an international coalition to prevent aerial and maritime arms delivery to so and so militias.

These are the goals of “Renewal of Hope”.

Indeed, they are not faithful in their announcement of these goals, and I will go back to them later on.

In fact, the true goal is the first goal: controlling Yemen, making Yemen succumb, and returning Yemen to the US-Saudi hegemony. Now it is made clear that if they failed to achieve hegemony and to make Yemen succumb, they will destroy Yemen on its people. This is what is taking place.

Anyway, looking on these announced targets for “Renewal of Hope”, they can claim that they are achievable. Well, let’s carry a political dialogue. They claim that they are protecting civilians. They are shelling and bombarding. What is the aim of shelling?
 
They say that they want to protect the civilians and fight terrorism and that the sea and aerial siege is to prevent arms delivery and to confront the movements and the like.

Practically, they descended from top of the tree or its middle to its bark claiming that these targets have been achieved at a time none of them was achieved. They set targets which they can say may be achieved or realized. This expression is also a deception attempt but it is also an expression of deficiency.

The third deception: As far as the practical track of the practical goals of “Renewal of Hope”, they claim that this operation serves these goals. Let’s see if they are serving these goals.

Protecting civilians: Since the beginning of “Renewal of Hope” to our day, the raids and shelling in all its forms are targeting houses, residential areas, and civil targets as was the case since the beginning of the war.

Is defending civilians achieved through the killing of more civilians?

Even more, they are using internationally prohibited weapons as was revealed by some international organizations to the effect of using cluster bombs which are the most dangerous weapons against civilians. In Lebanon, we have lived this experience, and we are still suffering from them following July 2006 Aggression.

Fighting Terrorism: This is one of the goals of “Renewal of Hope”. What is the outcome?
 
They are offering arms and artillery to al-Qaeda, making coalitions with al-Qaeda and Hadi Militia, broadening the range of al-Qaeda hegemony, controlling areas in which they did not exist before, and bombing the Yemeni Army and the popular committees to prevent them from reaching the regions where al-Qaeda is operating. So in the contrary, they are acting opposite to the claimed topics.

Let’s see now their claim of intensifying humanitarian aids for example. What took place so far? They have prevented any humanitarian aid from any place in the world? Even worse, they are resorting to hitting the airports and especially Sanaea Airport and destroyed plane routes. The event is well known. An Iranian civil airport violated the Yemeni skies in an attempt to land in Sanaa and deliver humanitarian aids. They hit the airport to prevent this plane from landing. Is this called facilitating and intensifying humanitarian aids?

The political operation: What they had made so far is complicating the political operation and making political dialogue seem remote because instead of waiting for the UN envoy to come and call all the sides for dialogue on a neutral land or a country which is not participating in the aggression on Yemen – this condition was announced and observed by the Yemeni Islamic and national forces which are against the aggression –
 
Saudi Arabia ordered Abed Rabbu to call for a dialogue conference perhaps on May 17 in Riyadh! What does this mean? They don’t want this dialogue to take place and this table to be formed and this political operation to be launched. This is called complicating and crippling dialogue and not pushing it forward.

The fourth deception is deluding the entire world and the international community that Saudi Arabia terminated the war on Yemen. It announced that it terminated “Firmness Storm” and that it is staging an operation that has limited goals and the like.

This is not only deception; it is also falsification and lying. The war is still the same after “Renewal of Hope”.

For 40 days nothing changed; the war is even fiercer and more violent, brutal, and criminal. Nothing changed except the name and the alleged announced goals.

More than any time in the past, today the goal of this aggression is made clear. It is also clear that the Yemeni people, the Yemeni Army, and the national forces in Yemen refuse to succumb and yield and go back to the time of hegemony, and they insist on their sovereignty, freedom, and the independence of their country and on confronting the aggression.

This is clear after 40 days. As we said a couple of weeks ago, there is no sign of defeat. This is still valid today. Rather these Yemeni forces, the Yemeni Army, the popular committees, and the tribes have started regaining the initiative in the border regions, and in the battle field they are advancing as acknowledged by “Firmness Storm” satellites and media or else what is the reason for the Saudi air force to stage 120 or 150 raids on a definite area in Aden? All those who know in military know what that means.

Well, there is a decisive and firm Yemeni will not to yield, succumb, or retreat. This is the will and the decision of the Yemenis, but there remains another thing which is the responsibility of the world, the states, and the peoples including the peoples of our region in face of this aggression on the humanitarian level, in face of this sea, land, and air siege, and in face of preventing the delivery of food stuff, medicine, and fuel. In fact, it is not only preventing the delivery but also preventing the transportation of food, medical stuff, and fuel from one place to another inside Yemen and shelling all the places where there might be or they suppose there are medicine, wheat, food stuff, or fuel.

This is what is taking place now. International organizations are talking about a serious and catastrophic humanitarian situation. Indeed, that will not shake the will of the Yemenis. I am saying so to say that the entire world must assume responsibility or else I tell all these aggressors that this policy or strategy – call it whatever you want – and practicing pressure on the fighters, the resistance men, or the owners of a free will by killing their families, women, and children and demolishing their house is a futile policy that did not lead anywhere in the past.

The evidence is what happened in Vietnam, Gaza and Lebanon. In all its war, “Israel” targeted civilians. Gaza was besieged, and it is still besieged. During the 33-day-war, Lebanon was besieged and everything was bombarded. Yet, was the will of the resistance shaken? Was the resistance weakened? Was it undermined? Did that make it retreat? No! Never! Rather that made it more steadfast, resilient, and determined to make victories.

I tell these aggressors: All what you are perpetrating on the humanitarian level will not change the struggle equation. It will only make your faces uglier and more dreadful, and it will make the Yemenis more convinced of your aggressiveness, oppression, and tyranny. It will make the Yemeni people unite behind these who are fighting to defend the sovereignty, independence, unity, and dignity of Yemen.

I do not want to view the issue from this perspective but rather from the point that the world must assume its responsibility on this level. World states – especially the Arab and Islamic states – must seek to lift the siege to facilitate the delivery of medical aids and food stuff to the Yemeni people through the Security Council and international institutions and through violating the siege for whatever price and in any form. This is also the responsibility of the peoples. I call on everyone to shoulder his responsibility on this perspective, and I will not reiterate. Despite this catastrophic humanitarian side, we are witnessing inside Yemen more and more heroism, zeal, and steadfastness even on the popular and civil level. This policy and strategy did not lead to the defeat of any people as long as they own the will, determination, leadership, resolution, and martyrs. This is as far as the Yemeni topic is concerned. I liked to approach it within these limits.

Second, I have a word on Iraq. When Daesh controlled Mosul and several Iraqi provinces months ago and following its threats to the other provinces as well as to the countries in the region including Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait among others, it was announced that a US-led international coalition was formed to confront Daesh. If you still remember, I made a televised speech like tonight’s speech. So it was not a festival.
 
Then I said that the USA is not serious in its war against Daesh and in confronting Daesh and that things will take time as the USA is not in a hurry to end this confrontation and that it will invest the threats, intimidations, and conduct of Daesh to achieve its project in the region. At that time, we also said that the US project in Iraq and in the region is fragmenting these states. You can go back to that. All what I said is known. We said that the US has a scheme to fragment these regions on sectarian and ethnic basis.

For example, it divides Iraq into Arabs and Kurds, and it divides the Arabs into Sunnis and Shiites. The same applies to Syria. It would be divided on sectarian and ethnic basis. The same division is applied on Yemen, Libya...So we said that the true goal of the USA is to fragment the states in the region on sectarian and ethnic basis. So imagine that we are before states which are weak and divided in an equivocal way. They are conflicting states which provoke each other. So we are heading towards a region where civil wars are legalized for hundreds of years. This is what America and “Israel” wants for us, for our peoples, for our states, and for our governments. This is what we said with the onset of Daesh events and Mosul.

Today, the Americans are revealing their intentions. Now they reached a point in which they can execute their scheme. The first step on the path of bestowing legitimacy on the fragmentation of Iraq is in what the Congress is trying to do to the effect of issuing a draft that orders or commands or allows the US government to arm Iraqi components apart from the central Iraqi government. So they are dealing with the Iraqi government as Shiites, and they want to deal with the Sunni component in a direct way. So there isn’t one country anymore, and there is no central government.

This is what everyone comprehended from the very beginning. Well, what is the reason for this pretext which is being adopted nowadays? Is it a logical pretext? No, not at all. Since the beginning of the events in Mosul and Daesh, we all remember that the supreme religious authority in Holy Najaf called for defensive Jihad and for confronting Daesh.
 
It did not call for defending definite areas or definite provinces or definite components. It rather called for defending all of Iraq, all of the Iraqi people, all of the Iraqi territories, and the Iraqi sovereignty without any discrimination.

The Iraqi government also worked according to this criterion. The Iraqi forces and the popular masses aren’t fighting on sectarian or ethnic or regional basis. Salahedine Province is the evidence. This province is categorized as a Sunni province according to the sorrowful categorizations. However, many a time martyrs for the Iraqi Army, the security forces, and the popular masses fell there.

So in Iraq, the Iraqis do not according to such a criterion...This is our province; this is your province. Let every province defend itself. No, that is not the case. The same applies to the supreme authority, the government, the parliamentary council, and the main political forces in the country. They do not act as such.

So the Americans do not have any excuse to give arms directly to Iraqi components. Even worse, the Americans are not fulfilling their promises, even regarding the sale of the required arms and ammunition to the Iraqi government. So this is a US attempt to make the Iraqi government and the Iraqi forces incapable of confronting the danger of Daesh in Anbar and in Mosul and to exploit this issue to open a direct relation or to find an excuse to directly arm Iraqi components. That means reaching the stage of fragmentation.

This is extremely dangerous. The supreme religious authority in Holy Najaf announced very early its clear and obvious stance from this dangerous US stance. It refused all of these procedures and steps and called on everyone to take the appropriate historic stance: the Iraqi government, the Iraqi parliament, Iraqi religious and political leaderships, and Iraqi currents and parties.

Well, is this such a dangerous issue? Well, yes it is. Someone might say that you are talking about an Iraqi issue, and we are non-Iraqis. What is our responsibility? Our responsibility is to reject this stance because the issue is not an Iraqi issue detached from the region. It does not start with Iraq and end with Iraq.

O peoples of our region! O governments of our region! Our generations who are living these challenges! You must know that this step lays the foundation for a very dangerous stage. What is being prepared for through this step – should it take place – means that we are heading towards fragmenting Iraq to be followed by fragmenting Syria, fragmenting Yemen, and fragmenting other states. Here, I am obliged to warn even the countries collaborating with the USA on fragmenting Iraq or Syria or Yemen: for sure fragmentation will reach them and the first state would be the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Thus our generation must not remain silent on this.

Notice that the very logic which was used in the past when Jewish gangs started controlling Palestine is being used today. This is an Iraqi affair; you are Lebanese; what do you have to do with it? This is a Yemeni issue; you are Iraqi; what do you have to do with it? This is a Syrian affair; you are Egyptian; what do you have to do this it?

This is a fatal mistake. The region has one destiny, one history, one future, and one present. It has the same challenges and risks. Our generation is not allowed to make the same mistakes which were made by the generation or generations which gave up, retreated, became weaker, lost power, or handed Palestine to “Israel”. The generation which is suffering now from “Israel” is not the generation which gave up and lost power but rather the many generations that followed. We are still suffering to our very day. Our children, our grandchildren, and our great grandchildren will remain living in suffering if we did not assume the responsibility. The same applies to the dangerous fragmentation scheme which aims at hurling the region to wars among states, ethnics, and sectors for hundreds of years.

What would be the fate of the peoples of this region and their dignity, pride, daily bread, and wages? They always accuse me of talking about dignity and pride, saying they do not hear me talking about the daily bread and wages. Will anything remain for the peoples of this region under wars?

Well, today see the number of displaced, refugees, hunger-stricken people, and destroyed economies. How may life chances are being destroyed and lost. The pillar and primary condition for any development, any sound economic situation, and any honorable life is security and stability – true stability and true security. This is what they want to rob this region from through fragmenting it to conflicting states so that America and “Israel” stay in control.

So today we are calling against underestimating this step. It must be confronted and prevented on all levels. This ordeal and this scheme must be nipped in the bud. If this step is blocked, the way before many other steps may be blocked too.

Third: Syria

As far as the Syrian issue is concerned, I will talk with extra transparency in some examples which I will give.

Lately, and following the fall of Jisr al-Shughur in Idlib Province in the hands of the armed groups, we – the Syrians, the Lebanese, and the region in general – witnessed a wave of rumors being pumped on satellites and the mass media: articles, news, and social communication sites. That is part of a vehement psychological war. You know that in this region and for long years by now there are black rooms that run a psychological war.
 
This psychological war is renewed as it makes use of any chance or gap or incident through which it can penetrate to wage new rounds of psychological war on people. Some of these rumors focused on sectarian sides or dimensions. All what was said had a goal which they expressed and talked about in the media and in some articles. I will try to be realistic as I will talk with transparency. They said that the fall of Jisr al-Shughur that followed the fall of Idlib in the hands of the armed forces means the end of the regime. The regime is living its final days and weeks. That is what they were working at, and I wrapped it to comment on it. I do not want to be part of the psychological war though. The Syrian Army lost its ability to confront. It collapsed.

In the framework of this war, some said that Syria’s allies had abandoned it. Iran sold it for the sake of the nuclear program, and Russia bargained for it somewhere else. Syria’s allies abandoned Syria. The situation inside Syria is also difficult according to these rumors and lies. People are thinking where to flee and find refuge. So the image was depicted in a weird way. One of the lies was to the effect of putting the Syrian shore on the verge of collapsing, and consequently, large numbers of Alawites are heading from the Syrian shore towards the Lebanese borders and the Lebanese government is preventing them from entering Lebanon at a time Hizbullah is pressuring on the Lebanese government to allow them to enter Lebanon. So they approached the issue from a sectarian perspective through free uncharged lies. Other rumors say that the regime in Syria called on the Alawites in Damascus and in a definite region in Damascus to leave it, and this is groundless.

So we were, and we are still before a psychological war which aims at undermining the resolution and steadfastness of the Syrians. They want to achieve through lies what they failed to achieve through their four-year-global-war against Syria. Indeed such rumors are of some good at times. For example, in Mosul and in Salahedine and the experience of Daesh in Iraq it was of some good – meaning that a large section of the war was propaganda and a psychological war.

First, I want to comment on this issue. We must not listen to these lies, rumors, propagandas, and psychological war. This is the main topic. All of us – especially the Syrians and the Lebanese – must realize that all what is said is in fact a psychological war, and this is not something new. For four years by now, we are hearing that the regime has come to an end, the people want to surrender, they want to flee...However, you know that when we used to listen to this four year ago, the conditions were harder and more difficult as compared to the conditions in Syria today. The battles in Syria, in Damascus, in Aleppo, in Homs, in other towns, and in many of the regions, the regional situation, and the international situation are very different now. Moreover, many internal, regional, and international changes and developments took place over these years what makes us very far from such forecasts.

I will give examples of what has been said and answer them one by one.

1 – What is being said on the Iranian stance is untrue. Days ago, His Eminence Imam Khamenai in his speech tackled this issue in particular saying that “we are negotiating on the nuclear power and nothing else. Even when negotiating, we are keen on the interests of our allies, and nothing will be at the expense of our allies. So, the claims that Iran has abandoned or is about to abandon Syria are baseless.

2 – The same applies to Russia. I do not know about Russia as I know about Iran, but at least there are no indications – not even a small sign – that the Russian leadership is thinking of or has abandoned Syria.

As for what takes place in the battle field, we must search for its field reasons. The city of Idlib fell; we must look for the reasons: the status of the armed men, the army, the troops… Is there any disorder in the administration? We must not make haste and put international and regional reasons or blame the allies or the internal status or the will of the regime or the army.

How is it that this regime is collapsing and this army is falling while they are fighting on many fronts and standing steadfastly in many fronts and making daily achievements at times? How can we join the two? The right thing to do is to search for the reasons that led to any disorder or gap that might have taken place and work at addressing it to avoid it taking place again.

Brothers and sisters! In any war, there are rounds. Winning one round does not mean winning the war. Many times the Syrian Army and the national defense, the popular defense, the popular troops, and Syria’s allies had won over the past four years to our day; but they never claimed that they won the war. Man may lose a round; that does not mean he lost the war.

Many a time the Syrian Army along with its allies has won major rounds in the past years. Thus, the most that they can say and the most they have the right to say is that this team lost a round somewhere and that team won it. But it is unrealistic to build on this round or that round hasty results which are further exploited in this psychological war. Many a time had these who waged psychological wars disappointed their masses, followers, and themselves. Their expectations disappeared as the field scene changes in other rounds as is the case in many rounds taking place now and will take place Inshallah.

So these are the limits of this issue, and no one is allowed to be influenced by this.
 
Indeed, in Lebanon there are some hasty people. For four years they have been hasty, and they are still hasty. They waste no time to felicitate each other, and later they realize that it was a fake “wedding”. They are no groom and no bride. They are just joking with each other! Anyway, we must be careful, and we must be aware of all of these issues from all of their sides.

As for Hizbullah, I would like tonight to tell our dear people in Syria: We were with you, and we will remain with you and by your side no matter what the developments are.
 
We were where we must have been, and we will be where we must be. Lately, we went to places we weren’t in during the past years. We believe that this is not the battle of the Syrian people. This is what we said when we first got engaged in this battle. We did not get engaged in the battle for emotional or personal or sectarian reasons. We got engaged in the battle pursuant to a clear diagnosis which never did change; it was rather asserted by daily evidences; it is defending ourselves, Syria, Lebanon, and the entire region.

Were we to wait for a consensus over confronting this threat, the armed forces would have now been in many of the Lebanese regions without mentioning names. Consequently and Inshallah, we will address this issue and we will assume this responsibility and offer sacrifices. Some might ask: Who charged you of this?

It is up to everyone to confront this danger and face this threat and push this risk away from his country and people or to take any step or not. However, this is a humanistic, moral, national, and religious obligation, and whoever abandons this obligation, if able to shoulder it, would be accused of irresponsibility. Yes, some are standing by our side and shouldering this responsibility on the political, medial, and popular level. Indeed, this is required, and we are grateful for that.

As far as this issue is concerned, it is we who are paying the tax with our blood so that people enjoy stability and security and live in honor. I do not want to argue over who dragged the other to this.

Let’s put fanaticism aside. Let’s be objective. Let’s make a new evaluation of the developments in the region over the past four years and a half. I believe that everyone – even those who brought the armed groups to the region to topple the regimes and change equations – came to know and discovered that these groups are uncontrollable, they have no values, controls, rules, or codes, they have a diverted and brutal understanding of Islam, and they pose a threat to everyone. They knew that the tables were turned. Many need a long time to be convinced of these facts. We, who are already convinced of this for a long time by now, will assume this responsibility and offer sacrifices in this framework. We trust in Allah Al Mighty, and we are confident of His victory and support… {Victory is for sure bestowed by Allah}.

In all the battles of honor in which homelands, peoples, dignities, freedoms, and sanctities are defended, when we assume this responsibility and answer the call of Allah Al Mighty, Allah Al Mighty will for sure fulfill His promise as He always fulfill His promise to bestow victory on His struggling believers and servants in all fields.

Peace be upon you and Allah’s mercy and blessings."
 

 

07.05.2015 AP NEWS: TURKEY & SAUDI IN PACT TO HELP ANTI-ASSAD 'REBELS'


08.05.2015 HURRIYET DAILY NEWS: US: 'SAFE' ZONES IN SYRIA LINKED TO TURKEY'S STEPS

 

 

07.05.2015 SANA: SYRIAN ARMY CAPTURES US & ISRAELI WEAPONS IN AS-SWEIDA AMBUSH OF TERRORISTS

 

 

[A Syrian] army unit killed scores of terrorists and injured others in a tight ambush in the vicinity of Tal al-Khaledyeh in the northeastern countryside of the province.

On Wednesday night, an Army unit seized amounts of weapons and ammunition in an ambush against an armed terrorist group near Tal al-Khaldiya village In Sweida northern countryside.

A field source told SANA that the ambush caused the death of tens of terrorists who were carrying weapons and ammunition from al-Lajat area to Damascus Countryside.

The seized weapons included a U.S.-made Tow rocket, Israeli-made LAU rocket, heavy machinegun, sniper rifles, automatic rifles, mortar shells, armor-piercing shells, RPG shells, bombs, large amounts of ammunition and ammo pouches in addition to motorcycles which terrorists were using in transporting weapons and ammo

 

 

07.05.2015 AL MANAR: VIDEO OF SYRIAN ARMY BLOWING UP 'ISLAMIC STATE' IN AS-SWEIDA COUNTRYSIDE, KILLING 30 TERRORISTS

 

07.05.2015 TARAF: GURSEL TEKIN'DEN KORKUTAN IDDIA...TURKIYE 2 GUN ICINDE SURIYE'YE GIRENCEK

 


 

 

[Turkey will enter Syria in two days]

 

In a statement that would shake the public opinion, the secretary general of the CHP [Party] Gürsel Tekin said: “Turkey will enter Syria through a military operation to be launched either tonight or on Friday”.

 

 

Possible aims of this disinformation could be:

1) diverting Syrian army's attention from the ongoing battles

2) psychological preparation for a possible invasion by Turkey in the future.

3) test the reaction of the Syrian government and its allies.

4) terrorize Syrian people living near the border areas in order to make them flee to Turkey

07.05.2015 PRESS TV: TURKISH 'OPPOSITION' SAYS TURKISH TROOPS TO INTERVENE IN SYRIA SOON

 

07.05.2015 ANDOLU AGENCY: GOVERNMENT MINISTER DENIES TURKEY TO ENTER SYRIA SOON CLAIM

 

04.05.2015 AL-MONITOR: TURKISH MILITARY PUTS 'BRAKES' ON SYRIA INTERVENTION

 

 

"There has been a recent surge of news stories and commentary in the Turkish and foreign media that Turkey might launch a military operation against Syria and Iran. For example, the Huffington Post ran an article claiming that a joint Turkey-Saudi military operation is possible in Syria, based on sources knowledgeable about Qatar-brokered senior level contacts between Turkey and Saudi Arabia to put together a regional Sunni alliance. Another commentator claims that events have passed the point of possibility, and Ankara is already preparing for a military intervention in Syria to create a buffer zone there.

In an April 30 Milliyet article, “The Headline: Turkish soldiers in Syria,” Asli Aydintasbas links these claims to the approaching June 7 general elections. She wrote that she has been hearing backroom whispers that the Sunni alliance of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait is preparing to occupy Syria. She concludes her article by asking, “Will Ankara take one more step and move to create secure zones inside Syria in the coming months or even weeks? Will Turkish newspapers, busy with upcoming elections, suddenly hit the newsstands with the banner headline 'Turkish troops in Syria'”?

Another explicit claim along these lines was heard from Dengir Mir Mehmet Firat, former Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy chairman and current parliamentary candidate for the pro-Kurdish People’s Democracy Party (HDP). According to Firat, failure by the HDP to pass the 10% election threshold in Turkey could lead to serious tumult. Firat bluntly warned, “If the AKP government and [President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan, mired in corruption, feel in danger, they will not hesitate even to start a war with another country to delay the election.”

Given the implications of these claims, all eyes are now on Ankara. Al-Monitor spoke to several security sources, all of whom requested anonymity. They all said that for the time being, the possibility of a ground operation against Syria or Iraq is not on the table in Ankara.

One source also said, “If these claims had any truth to them, I wouldn’t be in Ankara today, but either on the Syrian or the Iraqi border.” According to this source, both the Turkish army and the air force are in principle against major operations in Syria and Iraq. He said, “For today, the realism of the military is the best braking system we have in front of our political decision-makers.” He added, “Neither Turkey nor the Turkish military could live with the results of an intervention of the Turkish military, with its conventional land and air elements in the military quagmire of Syria.

 

Conventional troops cannot survive in Syria without the support of Syrian opposition forces, whose allegiance is never clear.”

This source listed four major risks in a possible ground operation against Syria:

It would totally wreak havoc on Turkey’s border security, which is already experiencing serious structural and legal problems, and would transfer the clashes in Syria to Turkey. The source said, “Just think of the logistics flow to units that will enter Syria. That traffic alone will snarl the border even more.” Another source told Al-Monitor, “The minute the Turkish army crosses the Syrian border, the security of the Turkey-Syria border will decrease to zero.”


The Turkish military is not keen on cooperating with Syrian opposition groups. An intervention would definitely require more cooperation with radical Islamist groups, which would further harm Turkey’s already tarnished global image and heighten the perception of a country supporting terrorism.


The shortest prediction in Ankara for an end to the Syrian crisis is another two to three years, so an intervention could mean a long-term engagement for the Turkish army inside Syria.


Such an operation could compel the Turkish military to cooperate with the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party, which currently dominates areas of northern Syria. The military’s reaction to reports that it had cooperated with the PYD during the evacuation of the Tomb of Suleiman Shah from northern Syria was a reflection of that concern.


Another expert offered a similar analysis. He said there is no likelihood of a conventional military operation against Syria, and no preparations are being made for such an eventuality. He said, “Today we only focus on border security. If Turkey had wanted to enter Syria, we could have done that during the exchange of our hostages from the Mosul consulate or during the evacuation of the Tomb of Suleiman Shah.”

Given these two assessments, the question that comes to mind is whether Turkey will play a more active role in a major operation the US-led coalition is said to be planning to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State.

According to experts, some sort of active involvement in a Mosul operation seems, for historical, political and strategic reasons, more logical to Turkish political decision-makers than an operation against Syria. Historically, Mosul is usually cited as “unfinished business” because it is within Turkey’s famous National Pact, which is embedded in the collective memory of the Turkish public and holds symbolic significance to the national identity. That is why Mosul, politically, is a more logical target for Erdogan than Syria. For Erdogan to complete a job that modern Turkey’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, left unfinished, and to go down in history as the “Conqueror of Mosul,” would accrue immeasurable domestic policy prestige.

There appears to be no strategic impediment that would prevent Turkey from engaging in a Mosul war. The AKP has warm relations with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), which has already established a de facto administration in northern Iraq, and with its gains in recent years has taken major steps toward transforming itself into a de jure administration.

Sources in Ankara believe that the KRG is insisting that Ankara take a more active military role in combating IS in Iraq. Such an amplified role would also be a counter to Iran’s growing and disturbing military influence in Iraq. As a former military officer who had liaison duties in Kirkuk and Mosul during 2003-2004 and who observed Turkey’s influence on Sunni tribes and other groups, especially in Mosul, I can comfortably say that the Sunni population in that city would be open to cooperation should Turkey wish to take a more active role.

In sum, it is difficult to say with certainty that Turkish decision-makers are planning a military operation against Syria. In a recent Al-Monitor article, I had summarized the support Turkey could provide to a Mosul operation. It must be noted here that the anti-IS operation in northern Iraq is developing slower than expected, and it is not likely that one will take place before the June elections, thus denying Erdogan his “Conqueror of Mosul” banner headlines.

One factor overriding all other considerations is the realist approach of the Turkish military toward the situations in Syria and Iraq. It is known that the current chief of the General Staff, Gen. Necdet Ozel, whose term ends in August, and his designated successor, Gen. Hulusi Akar, the current commander of land forces, prefer prudent, cautious approaches that rule out military adventures in Iraq and Syria. For a Turkey that appears to have lost its brakes, because of the dominance of Erdogan, the only reliable braking mechanism in a dangerously militarized region is this realist and rational approach of the military.

One certainly gets the impression that the soldiers are back in control, but this time things are different. Their goal is to take Turkey to democratic elections without a major accident because of faulty brakes. Of course, the military has to use its realism as its brake skillfully, within the limits of democracy and civilian rule, to restrain the ambitions of politicians.

Can the military manage to keep the brakes on until the elections? Definitely, when it comes to Syria, but with Mosul they might fail."

 


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[We won’t send troops to Syria]

 

07.05.2015 TODAY'S ZAMAN: SYRIAN 'OPPOSITION' LEADER SEES TURKEY'S INCREASING 'AID' KEY FOR RECENT 'GAIN'.

 

 

"The new president of the Western-backed Syrian National Coalition (SNC) has said that Turkey's closer coordination with Saudi Arabia and Qatar for increased military aid to opposition groups fighting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad proved to be fundamental in swinging the pendulum in favor of the resurgent militants.


SNC President Khaled Khoja, who seeks to persuade the United States to set up a buffer zone in northern Syria during his trip to Washington this week, says Turkey has substantially increased its military aid to the once flailing, disparate armed opposition groups.


Not long ago, Khoja said, opposition fighters suffered fragmentation and poor support that fatally curbed their fighting capability in the face of regime forces determined to crush the besieged militant groups in Aleppo. But now, Khoja told US media, the situation has begun to change on the ground.


Once lacking cohesion and coordination and suffering from endless infighting among themselves, moderate opposition groups, as well as the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front, were finally able to form a united front, Jaish al-Fatah (The Army of Conquest), to unify its command and organizational structure. This effort, it is hoped, will allow them to wage a more efficient war against regime troops in northern Syria.


The move toward a united front proved effective when Jaish al-Fatah captured the northwestern province of Idlib in late March and Jisr al-Shughour weeks later. The steady gains of opposition groups have rekindled the question of the Assad regime's durability, despite holding on to power through four years of civil war.


Speaking to the Hurriyet daily, Khoja said an emerging rapport between Turkey and Saudi Arabia was a key factor in alteration of balance of power on the ground, with both countries now deeply committed to the cause of the Syrian people in ousting Assad.
Qatar and Turkey have already seen eye-to-eye in their approach to the war in Syria, though until recently both sides had backed different proxies. “The coordination between allies,” Khoja stressed, “built the momentum for a grand alliance among disparate opposition groups which proved themselves as a potent fighting force with a united goal in northwestern part of Syria.”


He said that both Saudi support in southern Syria and Turkey's increasing help to fighters in the north have turned the tide of the war. He also took on recent internal squabbles that, according to the international media, signal the collapse of unity within Assad's inner circle. To the SNC leader, Assad's administration faces fragmentation and discord from within; a development that reveals the fragile nature of the support base of the regime.


For Khoja, the endgame in Syria can now be seriously considered, given the successive collapses of the regime's strongholds in the north. His major objective while in the US is to convince the Americans to take the steps necessary to establish no-fly zones in Syria. He believes that the US is no longer cold to the idea, even though there is still no commitment from Washington.


“At least there is no objection from the American side. The situation has been changed on the ground. We are gaining more ground and we need more protection now,” he told the National Public Radio (NPR) on Wednesday.


According to Khoja, US Secretary of State John Kerry is positive about creating no-fly zones, though the position of the US has not changed. Washington currently considers the task unworkable due to both military and financial challenges.


In remarks to the Turkish daily, he called on international powers to provide more sophisticated weapons to enlarge the rebel-controlled territory so as to build civil administrations there to govern local affairs and to organize humanitarian efforts. For Khoja, who desires a civilian transitional government, Assad would only agree to a negotiated settlement of the conflict when he feels squeezed and besieged. “Therefore,” he said, “the opposition must lay a siege to Damascus as the final part of its fighting strategy.”


Turkish, Qatari FMs to discuss regional developments
 
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid Al-Attiyah will meet in Ankara on Saturday to discuss regional developments, as well as coordinate efforts to develop joint responses to crises in the region.


Officials from Turkey and Qatar will hold high-level meetings headed by the foreign ministers in preparation for the joint High Level Strategic Cooperation Council, set up on Dec. 19, 2014, during President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's visit to Qatar, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.


The meeting comes at a time when Turkey and Qatar have intensified joint efforts to support recently resurgent opposition groups fighting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad."

 

 

07.05.2015 TODAY'S ZAMAN: TURKEY & SAUDI ARABIA & US 'AGREE' ON A SYRIA WITHOUT ASSAD.

 

28.04.2015 SYRIA DEMANDS UNSC TAKE ACTION AGAINST TURKISH GOVERNMENT AGGRESSION IN SENDING 5000 NATO AL-NUSRA TERRORISTS INTO JISR AL-SHUGHOUR

 

It is not 'news' that NATO are willing to brutally slaughter any resistance to...NATO across the Middle East.


Please note: Our long-standing civilian resistance that began on June 2nd 2001 is not a 'news' media outlet. We only publish information to help save civilian lives.

 

 

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