Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Dschihad: Washington warnt Ankara

von Thierry Meyssan
Dschihad: Washington warnt Ankara
Während die Russische Föderation und die Vereinigten Staaten angefangen haben, ein Abkommen über den Nahen Osten im Allgemeinen und Syrien im Besonderen zu treffen, geht der Krieg in Syrien weiter. Dieses Paradox erklärt sich vor allem durch die Disziplinlosigkeit und den Hass der saudischen und türkischen Regierungen. Laut Thierry Meyssan, der die von Hakan Fidan gespielte Rolle analysiert, sendet das Wall Street Journal hier eine Warnung an Ankara.


Syria’s Assad Sees ‘No Obstacles’ to Running in 2014 Presidential Election

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Syria’s Assad Sees ‘No Obstacles’ to Running in 2014 Presidential Election

News | 22.10.2013 | 10:26
Syrian President Bashar Assad has said he might run in next year’s presidential election.
“I personally don’t see any obstacles to running in the presidential election,” Assad said in an interview with Lebanon’s Al Mayadeen TV channel, broadcast Monday, adding that the will of the Syrian people was important.
A senior Syrian governmental official said Thursday an international peace conference on Syria backed by Russia and the United States will take place on November 23-24. The Geneva-2 conference will proceed despite leading Syrian opposition groups’ continuing reluctance to participate, Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil said at a press conference in Moscow.
The conference is meant to bring the Syrian government and the opposition to the negotiating table in hope of ending the 2 1/2-year-long civil strife in the Middle Eastern country, which has cost at least 100,000 lives to date, according to UN figures.
But Assad told Al Mayadeen that factors required for the holding of the conference were “not yet in place.”

Iraq repeats support for Syria political solution

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has reiterated Baghdad’s support for a political solution to the deadly unrest in Syria, saying a military option has reached a “dead end.”
“The arrival of military options at a dead end and the growing conviction of the need to reach a political solution to the crisis” have increased the odds of a successful push for peace, said Maliki in a statement on Monday.

The statement was issued following Maliki’s meeting with UN-Arab League Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Monday. Brahimi is on a regional tour to muster support for the planned Geneva peace conference on the Syrian crisis, which is expected to be held in November.
The Iraqi leader further stressed that Baghdad is ready to throw its weight behind Brahimi’s initiative to mediate a political solution “for all Syrians and the region.”
During a joint press conference with Brahimi on the same day, Iraq’s Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari also underlined that a peaceful settlement of the foreign-sponsored unrest in Syria in the interest of the Syrian nation.

The UN-Arab League envoy, for his part, called on all countries “with interests and influence in the Syrian affair” to take part in the peace conference, proposed by Russia and the United States on May 7.

The date of the long-delayed conference has changed many times as Syria’s foreign-backed opposition coalition remains divided over participating in the second round of Geneva talks. Moscow and Washington are also at odds over who should attend the event, known as Geneva II.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Lebanese TV station al-Mayadeen on Monday that “factors are not yet in place” for a successful meeting on Syria, which has been the scene of turmoil since March 2011.

“Which forces are taking part? What relation do these forces have with the Syrian people? Do these forces represent the Syrian people, or do they represent the states that invented t
hem?” he asked.

News | 22.10.2013 

Tracks of Syrian Chemical Terrorists in Turkey

Tracks of Syrian Chemical Terrorists in Turkey

The police seize Al Qaeda’s sarin gas substances during an operation in Adana. The report points to an Al Qaeda-linked network in Turkey.
In May 2013 in Adana, chemical substances used for sarin production seized during the operation of Turkish police against the members of Al Qaeda-linked Al Nusra Front. Heysam Kassab, a critical figure arrested during the operation, declared the prosecution office that he was a member of “Liwa Al-Islam”, a chemical attack group suspected to be behind the attack took place in Damascus on August 21.
The report by public prosecutor’s Office of Adana reveals that Heysam Kassab, born in Homs in Syria, built a large network in Turkey in order to get the substances required for chemical weapon production. According to the report, some figures linked with public security offices of Turkish State involve in illegal activities and serves for the network as well.

Cooperation with a large transportation company
Having been requested chemical substances; Heysam Kassab made contact with Raif Ay, owner of CEM AY Nakliyat, one of the biggest transportation companies in Hatay, and asked him to provide the list of chemical substances.
Having understood that Raif Ay’s cousin B.A. was working as an assistant at Çukurova University, Chemistry Department, Kassab gave B.A. the list of substances. However only four of six chemical substances could be purchased on the market while the remaining two substances were sold legal entities by the permission of Turkish Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKE). The list of substances included lethal white phosphorus (P4), use of which is codified as a war crime.
Although B.A. told Raif Ay that Kassab was a suspicious man, according to telephone records on the report, B.A. continued helping Kassab to provide the substances, trade of which was illegal. Calling the news office of soL, Raif Ay claimed that he decided to stop communicating with Kassab after he learned that the substances he had demanded could not be purchased legally on the market without permission.

Government invites Raif Ay to the security meeting
Raif Ay was among the participators who were invited to the security meeting of the government, organized after the attack in Reyhanlı on 11 May 2013. He told nothing on Kassab during the go-vernment meeting, but continued to cooperate with him.

Religious community leader contact
Kassab contacted with Raif Ay through a religious community leader, Nasır Erdoğan. Kassab was living in Erdoğan’s house. According to telephone records, Raif Ay called Nasır Erdoğan “Sheikh”. Raif Ay knew Nasır Erdoğan as Sheikh Abu Umeyr. During a telephone interview with news office of soL, Raif Ay claimed that he called Nasır Erdoğan sheikh because “scholars are called sheikh in the region”.

Same organization attacked Damascus?
Kassab told he was a member of Liwa Al-Islam organization. Zahran Alloush, who has close relations with Prince Bandar Bin Sultan, head of Saudi Secret Service, leads this organization. After the attack on 21 August, Lebanese newspaper As-Safir reported that the region fired with chemical weapon missiles was under the control of Liwa Al-Islam during the attack. Russian Secret Service also confirmed this information. Liwa Al-Islam was the organization that “allowed” UN team to make investigation in the region.
Youtube videos took on 21 August and a video on the cell phone of one of the three militants killed by the fighters of Kurdistan Regional Government are the most important evidences that reveal Liwa Al-Islam was suspicious. The operation is called “Cold Wind Operation” by a militant on a video, on which banner of Liwa Al-Islam on weapons is visible, while the members of the organization wear gas masks.
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Doğan Ergün/Özgür Savaşçıoğlu/Yiğit Günay – soL
Translated by Kerem Cantekin

International Network for Justice