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category international | rights, freedoms and repression | news report author Friday August 03, 2012 06:58author by Jose Maria Sison - International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) Report this post to the editors

We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), condermn in the strongest terms the duplicitous scheme of the US and NATO in instigating, funding and arming the so-called Syrian National Council and Free Syrian Army to seek the violent overthrow of the Assad government in Syria and at the same time pushing a “peace plan” and then a “transitional government” under the auspices of the UN in order to politically outmanuever the Assad government and the anti-imperialist and democratic forces.
Human Rights - Syria
Human Rights - Syria

The US and NATO are hell-bent on effecting a regime change by escalating the war efforts of the mercenary “rebel forces” and exerting various economic and political pressures with the use of the UN and puppet regimes in the region in preparing for an all-out imperialist war of aggression as in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. The Western corporate media are part and parcel of the imperialist war machine in moulding international public opinion to justify this criminal conspiracy.

The imperialist powers headed by the US detest the Assad government for asserting national sovereignty and independence, particularly against the US-Zionist combine, and want to replace said government with a puppet regime closely aligned with the imperialists’ hegemonic policy in the region. Burhan Ghallioun, a leading member of the imperialist funded Syrian National Council has promised to open up Syria to the West, end Syria’s strategic alliance with Iran which includes support for the Lebanese and Palestinian resistance to Israel and bring Syria closer to the arch-reactionary Arab puppet regimes.

Turkey is taking the lead as the US proxy in the war against the Assad government. It is providing the mercenary Free Syrian Army with rear bases close to the Syrian border where French and British special forces are providing training to “rebel” fighters. Weapons seized from the arsenals of the late Muammar Gaddafi are being brought in to the military bases in Turkey by unmarked NATO planes. The so-called Free Syrian Army is funded by governments of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. These two countries are playing the same shameful role they played in the criminal imperialist operation against the Gaddafi government.

The Turkish foreign minister, Ahmet Davitoglu, has said in public that Turkey is ready to attack Syria as soon as there is agreement among the Western governments to do so. The naked aggression would be justified by the so-called “responsibility to protect” doctrine that has now become the standard pretext of the imperialists in trampling on the national sovereignty of countries.

The Western corporate media has stepped up its campaign of spreading lies about so-called atrocities by the Assad government. The famous “Homs massacre” attributed by Western governments and echoed by the Western media to the Syrian Army has turned out to be the handiwork of the armed “rebels”. A rebel commander Abu Rami has admitted to Spiegel Online that his death squads had executed more than 200 people in the city of Homs.

Just before Kofi Annan made his scheduled visit to Syria, news spread of a massacre of 108 people in the city of Houla on May 25 that included women and children. Western governments were quick to condemn the Assad government and expelled Syrian diplomats from their countries. The UN Security Council without any investigation similarly denounced the Syrian government. It later turned out that 700 armed fighters of the mercenary Free Syrian Army had carried out the massacre of families suspected of being loyal to Assad.

Annan in a public speech has called the Houla massacre the “tipping point.” The US and NATO have used the massacre in Houla to work more blatantly than ever before for the overthrow of Assad. They are no longer hiding the fact that the CIA is now active in southern Turkey delivering weapons and communications equipment to the mercenary Free Syrian Army.

Turkey has started to make provocations that could produce the pretexts for outright aggression. The shooting down by Syrian air defenses of a Turkish military jet that the Turkish government subsequently admitted to have “accidentally strayed” into Syrian airspace is now being used by the US and NATO in their sabre-rattling and war preparations.

The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) resolutely supports the broad masses of the people and the anti-imperialist and democratic forces of Syria in their struggle against the US and NATO for their ongoing intervention in Syria and their preparations for a naked war of aggression against the people and government of Syria.

We call on all member organizations of ILPS, all progressive forces and all people of goodwill to mobilize and organize protest actions against the criminal actions of the imperialists that have already caused so much destruction and suffering in Syria and are tearing that country apart.

US and NATO, Hands off Syria!
Stop imperialist war!
Down with imperialism and all forms of reaction!
Assert national independence and sovereignty!
Long live the international solidarity of peoples!

Jose Maria Sison

Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS)

Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)

Chief Political Consultant, National Democratic Front-Philippines (NDFP)

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author by Tpublication date Sat Aug 04, 2012 01:01author address author phone Report this post to the editors

On the same theme a recent story at link below says a picture used in a story on Syria was faked. It was a story showing a father clutching his child and fleeing the city of Aleppo.

According to the report:

The snap - published in the country's biggest selling Die Kronen Zeitung newspaper - shows a father cradling a child with a woman in a hijab beside him as they hurry through what appears to be the bombed out ruins of the city.

It was being used to illustrate a story on people fleeing the city as government forces clash with rebels.

But sharp-eyed bloggers at the socials news website Reddit noticed that while the family image was genuine, the background had been photo-shopped.

The original photo - which first appeared on the European Pressphoto Agency’s website on July 26 - shows an ordinary family walking along an undamaged street.

Critics have blamed the faking on a media desperation to show brutality on the part of government forces.!_Syria_pic_faked%2C_say_bloggers_


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author by Tpublication date Sat Aug 04, 2012 01:33author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The original photo from which the fake Syria one was derived is shown here

Fake and actual real original photo
Fake and actual real original photo

author by pat cpublication date Sun Aug 05, 2012 17:52author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Full text at link.

A fascinating shift has happened in the U.S. mainstream media: After a year of anti-Syria war propaganda and lies, glimmers of truth are making their way into the public's view. This may be too little too late: the country is being torn at the seams into the nightmare of ethnic-religious cleansing and massacres.

After non-stop war mongering, The New York Times took a second to wipe the blood off its hands to report the true state of things in Syria. Apparently, the previous, ongoing reports about the Syrian army indiscriminately massacring citizens in the city of Homs was simply a lie, repeated over and over.

It now turns out that the exact opposite was true.

In actuality, many of the refugees fleeing Homs were persecuted Christians, attacked by members of the Free Syrian Army, who have been killing religious minorities in an attempt to recruit hard-line Sunnis in Syria as they wage a religious war against the Syrian secular state.

The Background

Because the Free Syrian Army did not emerge from a popular revolution — but instead the pocketbooks and arsenal of Saudi Arabia — the war to destroy the Syrian government had to be waged as an ethnic-religious war. Saudi Arabia has a long history of exporting its rare extremist form of Sunni Islam, Wahhabism, as a political tool to help overthrow unfriendly governments.

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author by Bobbypublication date Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:46author address author phone Report this post to the editors

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author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Tue Aug 07, 2012 14:36author address author phone Report this post to the editors the turmoil and disinformatic fog..

..elicits and illuminates some of the complexities.

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Sat Aug 11, 2012 17:20author address author phone Report this post to the editors

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Sat Aug 11, 2012 17:20author address author phone Report this post to the editors

author by Non Brainwashed.publication date Sat Aug 11, 2012 17:54author address author phone Report this post to the editors

It's against a thug.

author by Seer of The inevitable.publication date Sat Aug 11, 2012 18:15author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Geobbles convinced the German people that Russia and America were trying to kill them all.
Assad is trying the same ol' dictator's trick.
To save his own bacon.

author by W. Finnertypublication date Sun Aug 12, 2012 08:39author address author phone Report this post to the editors

"The ongoing US-NATO aggression directed against Syria has been planned for several years."

"The secret 1957 Plan called for the funding of a so-called 'Free Syria Committee' equivalent to today's Syrian National Council (SNC). It also involved 'the arming of 'political factions with paramilitary or other actionist capabilities' within Syria. Under the plan, the CIA together with Britain's Secret Intelligence Serivce (SIS) 'would instigate internal uprisings'."

"What was lacking from the 1957 plan, formulated at the height of the Cold War, was the 'humanitarian' R2P envelope."

The above three excerpts have come from the August 7th 2012 Global Research Article at:

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author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:01author address author phone Report this post to the editors

..the WASP Goebbeldigook and think therefore that the demonised German imperialism was much different from US or Britannic.

You are still caught in the martial-mindset snare.

As for 'Not brainwashed'...your understanding of thuggery is blinkered...they come in western guise too. Medals and spanking uniforms included.

You've watched too many 007 movies. Its slightly more complex.

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:30author address author phone Report this post to the editors

if only we had a sorceror capable of lifting these apprentices by their deaf lugs and throwing them out of their playpen/laboratories.

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