Syria Smashes Al Nusra Leadership, Israel Admits Saudi Alliance (video)


Syria Smashes Al Nusra Leadership, Israel Admits Saudi Alliance (video)

By Gordon Duff with Nahed al Husseini VT Damascus

Today, two Qatari and 6 Turkish officers were killed in a commando style raid by an elite Syrian Army special forces unit.  These officers were commanding al Nusra units that entered Syria in the past 8 hours from Turkey.  In addition to the Qatari and Turkish officers, two dozen senior al Nusra military and political officers were killed, the core of their command structure.

Stories in the press over the past 24 hours have cited American and Israeli complicity in training and equipping this invading force.  With the intelligence collected after today’s raid, however, there is are broader issues to consider.  First of all, al Nusra is a listed terror organization, an Al Qaeda “franchise” on every prohibited list, American and European, in existence.

Any aid or affiliation by any individual, government or organization, aiding this group, inside Syria or elsewhere is, according to legal opinions and operational guidelines established by the United States and NATO, to be considered guilty of material assistance to terrorism and subject to direct military attack no matter where on earth such an entity or organization might be.

Now we have inexorable proof that the government of Turkey, a NATO power and the government of Qatar, a treaty partner of the United States, are operating inside Syria on behalf of a clearly admitted terrorist organization assumed to be a “clear and present danger” to all nations, not just Syria but the United States as well.

Background

Over the past 24 hours, significant military forces have entered Syria from Turkey.  Here is the hard intelligence we have received from sources inside Syria:

Two columns entered Syria, one commanded by officers of the Qatar national army in uniform, the second by officers of the Turkish Army.  Columns had new vehicles with heavy weapons including:

  • American TOW wire guided missiles/latest configuration

  • Kornet missiles, part of a 2008 purchase not publicly admitted but verifiable

Last night, Syrian time, a Syrian special forces unit, working in concert with intelligence and reconnaissance commands with advanced sigint (signals intelligence) combined with thermal and SAR (synthetic aperture radar) imagery located the Turkish-Qatari-al Nusra combined operations center.  An attack was launched.  The following communique from the Syrian Army High Command comments on that action and the exploitation thereafter (translation):

A Great Victory

Our military has surprised the world.  The myth that our army did not even Maldih time reveals a quarter of strength and valor has been written of. The legend of our Army plays a skillful tune.

Today at nine o’clock evening for the first time since the start of the dirty on the ground war the unity of our very own very, very correctly termed Shock and Quiet Liquidation Forces (literal translation) and then exploitation and monitor intelligence professional has scored a significant success.

The implementation of a complex process led by Colonel (Rommel) Antique, who led the attack personally along with 22 men killed or captured 31 leaders of the Al-Nusra Front.

This included two Qatari officers and six Turkish officers.  Military secrecy requires that we not indicate if they were simply killed or captured.

Martyred during the attack was one officer.  The operational commander and all but two of the special unit (martyred) returned safely including Colonel “Rommel.”

May Allah grant us victory.

Recaptured from Al Nusra in the last 24 hours:

  • al shougour bridge
  • four villages in edlib

    مفاجآت جيشنا التي ستذهل العالم.
    للنشر يااخوتي …………..جوزيف احمد
    قلنا ونقول…..
    أن جيشنا الأسطورة لم يكشف حتى الساعة ربع مالديه من أوراق القوة والبأس. وأنه يلعب على حافة العالم بمهارة العظام.
    اليوم وفي تمام الساعة التاسعة مساء ولأول مرة منذ بدء الحرب القذرة على أرض سوريتنا الغالية.
    قامت وحدة من قواتنا الخاصة جدا جدا جدا تسمى (قوات الصدم والتصفية الهادئة) وبعد متابعة ورصد استخباراتي محترف
    بتنفيذ عملية معقدة قادها العقيد (رومل)بحرفيته العتيقة مع رجاله ال 22 تم خلالها القضاء قضاء مبرما على 31 قيادي من جبهة النصرة العهرة بينهم ضابطين قطريين وستة ضباط أتراك نتحفظ عن ذكر مصيرهم لأسباب استراتيجية.
    استشهد أثناء العملية ضابط فذ وقائد مشهودا له.وجرح عنصران وقد عاد رومل وكامل أبطال العملية سالمين مع شهيدهم والجريحان الأشاوس.
    انتظروا مفاجآت جيشنا التي ستذهل العالم.
    وماخفي أعظم.
    إن ينصرنا العلي الأعلى فمن غالننا
    انتهى البيان
    جسر الشغور في /27/4/20

 The Video

The video above, in English, Arabic and Hebrew, provides more than amble proof of Israel’s close alliance with Saudi Arabia and other Arab states.  The initial speaker is Professor Asher Susser of Tel Aviv University who describes the context and motivations, including Israel’s need to keep Lebanon as pro-Israel Arab State.

Background on Professor Susser:

Esra Magazine – How we envy Asher Susser’s students

Professor Susser was born in South Africa and immigrated to Israel as a youngster fifty years ago. He has been teaching modern Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University (TAU) since 1980. A Fulbright Fellow and visiting professor at a number of American Universities, he has written extensively on Israeli/Palestinian issues and was selected Tel Aviv University’s Humanities Outstanding Lecturer. He is currently Senior Fellow of the Moshe Dayan Center, TAU, of which he was director for twelve years.

“Israel is now a strange partner with the Sunni Arabs against the Shiites and Iran…”

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD — David Livingston


MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD — David Livingston

David Livingstone, author of “Terrorism and the Illuminati – A Three Thousand year History” and “The Dying God – The Hidden History of Western Civilization” returns to the program to talk about the Muslim Brotherhood, The Wahhabis, The Mandeans, the Johannite and the Hashshashin’s.

We begin to briefly talk about Obama and his alleged Muslim ties. We move on to discuss: Hassan al-Banna, Mandeans, Sabians, Sufism, Kabbalism, Zohar, Clash of Civilization, Hashshashin, Mind Control, Knights Templar, Jamal al-Din al-Afghani, Asiatic Brethren, Sabbatai Zevi, Jacob Frank and much more.

We continue with David Livingstone in the members section and discuss Al-Qaida, The Jihadd ideaology, the Wahhabis of Saud Arabia, the Asiatic Brethren, the Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptian Freemasonry, Terrorism, Drug Wars, Corruption, propaganda and and much more:

When the UN forces the Legal government HoR to sit on the same table with Ansar al-Sharia you get this announcement a Financial reward to kill Haftar and military leaders of the Libyan army


When the UN forces the Legal government HoR to sit on the same table with Ansar al-Sharia you get this announcement a Financial reward to kill Haftar and military leaders of the Libyan army

The UN and its representatives Mr. Leon are blackmailing the HoR of Tobruk to sit together with Belhaj who is a well-known terrorist wanted by Interpol also is a leader of Daesh/Isis and the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and Libyan dawn on his watch thousands of Libyan men, women, children died in horrible deaths was a very close ally to the late ambassador Stevens and a very close friend of Senator McCain. The other group is Ansar al Sharia, Muslim Brotherhood and lets not forget Libya Karama which all of them mount to mercenaries brought from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Iraq fighting the Libyan civilians fueling for more blood not lifting the ban of arms for the Legal government to tackle these psychopaths. Adding to this fuel are the American Ambassador Deborah Jones, the French Ambassador and the British Ambassador these three countries do NOT WANT TO SEE PEACE IN LIBYA THEY WANT TO DIVIDE IT LIKE SUDAN, YUGOSLAVIA, IRAQ, SYRIA AND THE UN IS HELPING THEM TO ACHIEVE IT. The prostitutes want to hide the truth but their joy does not allow them and what I mean by this is although the UN, WESTERN MEDIA, FRANCE, USA AND ENGLAND try to persuade the international community for the sincerity of these terrorists and grooming them into good people they go and make announcements of hiring guns to MURDER official Libyan elected people. You can read the statement below:  

 

The organization “Ansar al-Sharia”, on Wednesday 15th 2015, announced in writing a financial reward to anyone who killed five of the Libyan National Army leaders and included in the  statement from the organization the names of all of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army Gen. Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the Libyan Air Force Maj. Gen. Saqr Jeroshi, the defensive zone green mountain Colonel Faraj Barasi,  the stun Special Forces Colonel Nice Bouchmadh, the spokesman for the dignity of the process leading Mohammed Hijazi, According to the “middle gate,” the Libyan news.

The dedicated organization will give financial reward of $ 100 thousand dinars for those who will first kill  Khalifa Haftar, and 50 thousand dinars to anyone who kills Brigade Saqr Jeroshi, and 50 thousand dinars to anyone who kills Colonel Faraj Barasi, and 25 thousand dinars to anyone who kills Colonel Nice Bouchmadh, and 25 thousand dinars to anyone who kills Major Mohammed Hijazi.

The organization said in a statement, “We see these days egg from the yoke of Islam from people who worshiped idols tyrants human and spent their loyalty was necessary for us picking their heads.”

And engaged in the Libyan army, led by first team Haftar battle began the process of dignity in the city of Benghazi in the month of May last to cleanse Libya of Ansar al-Sharia and other extremist organizations.

It is said that Libya riven by fighting and lawlessness and wrangled two governments to manage and control militias Berlmanan since the dawn of Libya to the capital Tripoli in August / August.

The interim government led take Abdullah al-Thani, the Council recognized internationally by the House of Representatives of the headquarters of two of Tobruk while taking government rescue emanating from the General National Congress (parliament) outgoing from Tripoli headquarters of the two.

Ansar al-Sharia made a financial reward to kill Haftar and military leaders

Ansar al-Sharia made a financial reward to kill Haftar and military leaders

Dubai Chief Police: The Qatari King Is A “Dirty Pig” And “U.S. Lackey”, Arab Countries Are Sitting On A Ticking Bomb


Dubai Chief Police: The Qatari King Is A “Dirty Pig” And “U.S. Lackey”, Arab Countries Are Sitting On A Ticking Bomb

By Whatsupic

Dubai police chief Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim (Photo:Emirates)

Dubai’s long-serving head of general security, Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan , strongly criticized Qatari ruler labeling him as a “dirty pig” and “U.S. lackey” who promotes terrorism in the restive Middle-East region and jeopardizes the security of Dubai and other oil-rich Arab monarchies.

Lt Gen. Dhahi Khalfan who made the remarks on Friday in a press conference at Dubai Police Academy, accused Qatar’s Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad of exploiting political instability ensuing the anticipated death of Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah by funneling millions of dollars in secret contributions to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

Qataris badly seek to undermine the national security of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other Arab states, i.e. Egypt. In fact what they do currently is to sow terrorism and if we don’t thwart their malicious agenda, we might all plunge into abyss of anarchy and total destruction,” quoted Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) Khalfan as saying.

On the anniversary of the Egyptian revolution, they [Qatari regime] have recently re-launched Al Jazeera Online, Lt Gen. Khalfan added, a seditious news channel covered with the veneer of democratic goals and set to spark bloody ethnic and religious riots in Egypt and elsewhere, violating their previous commitments according to Riyadh agreement.

“…This incompetent lad [Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad] has become a plaything in the hands of notorious Yusuf al-Qaradawi—the Egyptian chairman of the so-called International Union of Muslim Scholars and infamous for his support for radical Islamist groups in Egypt and Syria— and I do believe that all Arab countries are sitting on a ticking bomb susceptible to explode at any moment,” Khalfan added.

 Lt Gen. Khalfan is considered the unofficial spokesman for Emirati government and a major critic of Qatar’s unwavering support of the Muslim Brotherhood. In April 2014, stated that “Qatar should not be ‘a safe haven’ to the so-called ‘Muslim’ Brotherhood”.

The Geopolitics behind the War in Yemen


The Geopolitics behind the War in Yemen

Mahdi Darius NAZEMROAYA

 

The United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia became very uneasy when the Yemenese or Yemenite movement of the Houthi or Ansarallah (meaning the supporters of God in Arabic) gained control of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa/Sana, in September 2014. The US-supported Yemenite President Abd-Rabbuh Manṣour Al-Hadi was humiliatingly forced to share power with the Houthis and the coalition of northern Yemenese tribes that had helped them enter Sana. Al-Hadi declared that negotiations for a Yemeni national unity government would take place and his allies the US and Saudi Arabia tried to use a new national dialogue and mediated talks to co-opt and pacify the Houthis.

The truth has been turned on its head about the war in Yemen. The war and ousting of President Abd-Rabbuh Manṣour Al-Hadi in Yemen are not the results of «Houthi coup» in Yemen. It is the opposite. Al-Hadi was ousted, because with Saudi and US support he tried to backtrack on the power sharing agreements he had made and return Yemen to authoritarian rule. The ousting of President Al-Hadi by the Houthis and their political allies was an unexpected reaction to the takeover Al-Hadi was planning with Washington and the House of Saudi.

The Houthis and their allies represent a diverse cross-section of Yemeni society and the majority of Yemenites. The Houthi movement’s domestic alliance against Al-Hadi includes Shiite Muslims and Sunni Muslims alike. The US and House of Saud never thought that they Houthis would assert themselves by removing Al-Hadi from power, but this reaction had been a decade in the making. With the House of Saud, Al-Hadi had been involved in the persecution of the Houthis and the manipulation of tribal politics in Yemen even before he became president. When he became Yemeni president he dragged his feet and was working against the implement the arrangements that had been arranged through consensus and negotiations in Yemen’s National Dialogue, which convened after Ali Abdullah Saleh was forced to hand over his powers in 2011.

Coup or Counter-Coup: What Happened in Yemen?

At first, when they took over Sana in late-2014, the Houthis rejected Al-Hadi’s proposals and his new offers for a formal power sharing agreement, calling him a morally bankrupt figure that had actually been reneging previous promises of sharing political power. At that point, President Al-Hadi’s pandering to Washington and the House of Saud had made him deeply unpopular in Yemen with the majority of the population. Two months later, on November 8, President Al-Hadi’s own party, the Yemenite General People’s Congress, would eject Al-Hadi as its leader too.

The Houthis eventually detained President Al-Hadi and seized the presidential palace and other Yemeni government buildings on January 20. With popular support, a little over two weeks later, the Houthis formally formed a Yemense transitional government on February 6. Al-Hadi was forced to resign. The Houthis declared that Al-Hadi, the US, and Saudi Arabia were planning on devastating Yemen on February 26.

Al-Hadi’s resignation was a setback for US foreign policy. It resulted in a military and operational retreat for the CIA and the Pentagon, which were forced to remove US military personnel and intelligence operatives from Yemen. The Los Angeles Times reported on March 25, citing US officials, that the Houthis had got their hands on numerous secret documents when the seized the Yemeni National Security Bureau, which was working closely with the CIA, that compromised Washington’s operations in Yemen.

Al-Hadi fled the Yemeni capital Sana to Aden n February 21 and declared it the temporary capital of Yemen on March 7. The US, France, Turkey, and their Western European allies closed their embassies. Soon afterwards, in what was probably a coordinated move with the US, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates all relocated the embassies to Aden from Sana. Al-Hadi rescinded his letter of resignation as president and declared that he was forming a government-in-exile.

The Houthis and their political allies refused to fall into line with the demands of the US and Saudi Arabia, which were being articulated through Al-Hadi in Aden and by an increasingly hysteric Riyadh. As a result, Al-Hadi’s foreign minister, Riyadh Yaseen, called for Saudi Arabia and the Arab petro-sheikdoms to militarily intervene to prevent the Houthis from getting control of Yemen’s airspace on March 23. Yaseen told the Saudi mouthpiece Al-Sharg Al-Awsa that a bombing campaign was needed and that a no-fly zone had to be imposed over Yemen.

The Houthis realized that a military struggle was going to begin. This is why the Houthis and their allies in the Yemenite military rushed to control as many Yemeni military airfields and airbases, such as Al-Anad, as quickly as possible. They rushed to neutralize Al-Hadi and entered Aden on March 25.

By the time the Houthis and their allies entered Aden, Al-Hadi had fled the Yemeni port city. Al-Hadi would resurface in Saudi Arabia when the House of Saud started attacking Yemen on March 26. From Saudi Arabia, Abd-Rabbuh Manṣour Al-Hadi would then fly to Egypt for a meeting of the Arab League to legitimize the war on Yemen.

Yemen and the Changing Strategic Equation in the Middle East

The Houthi takeover of Sana took place in the same timeframe as a series of success or regional victories for Iran, Hezbollah, Syria and the Resistance Bloc that they and other local actors form collectively. In Syria, the Syrian government managed to entrench its position while in Iraq the ISIL/ISIS/Daesh movement was being pushed back by Iraq with the noticeable help of Iran and local Iraqi militias allied to Tehran. 

The strategic equation in the Middle East began to shift as it became clear that Iran was becoming central to its security architecture and stability. The House of Saud and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began to whimper and complain that Iran was in control of four regional capitals—Beirut, Damascus, Baghdad, and Sana – and that something had to be done to stop Iranian expansion. As a result of the new strategic equation, the Israelis and the House of Saud became perfectly strategically aligned with the objective of neutralizing Iran and its regional allies. «When the Israelis and Arabs are on the same page, people should pay attention», Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer told Fox News about the alignment of Israel and Saudi Arabia on March 5.

The Israeli and Saudi fear mongering has not worked. According to Gallup poll, only 9% of US citizens viewed Iran as a greatest enemy of the US at the time that Netanyahu arrived t Washington to speak against a deal between the US and Iran.

The Geo-Strategic Objectives of the US and Saudis Behind the War in Yemen

While the House of Saudi has long considered Yemen a subordinate province of some sorts and as a part of Riyadh’s sphere of influence, the US wants to make sure that it could control the Bab Al-Mandeb, the Gulf of Aden, and the Socotra Islands. The Bab Al-Mandeb it is an important strategic chokepoint for international maritime trade and energy shipments that connects the Persian Gulf via the Indian Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea via the Red Sea. It is just as important as the Suez Canal for the maritime shipping lanes and trade between Africa, Asia, and Europe. 

Israel was also concerned, because control of Yemen could cut off Israel’s access to Indian Ocean via the Red Sea and prevent its submarines from easily deploying to the Persian Gulf to threaten Iran. This is why control of Yemen was actually one of Netanyahu’s talking points on Capitol Hill when he spoke to the US Congress about Iran on March 3 in what the New York Times of all publications billed as «Mr. Netanyahu’s Unconvincing Speech to Congress» on March 4.

Saudi Arabia was visibly afraid that Yemen could become formally align to Iran and that the evens there could result in new rebellions in the Arabian Peninsula against the House of Saud. The US was just as much concerned about this too, but was also thinking in terms of global rivalries. Preventing Iran, Russia, or China from having a strategic foothold in Yemen, as a means of preventing other powers from overlooking the Gulf of Aden and positioning themselves at the Bab Al-Mandeb, was a major US concern.

Added to the geopolitical importance of Yemen in overseeing strategic maritime corridors is its military’s missile arsenal. Yemen’s missiles could hit any ships in the Gulf of Aden or Bab Al-Mandeb. In this regard, the Saudi attack on Yemen’s strategic missile depots serves both US and Israeli interests. The aim is not only to prevent them from being used to retaliate against exertions of Saudi military force, but to also prevent them from being available to a Yemeni government aligned to either Iran, Russia, or China.

In a public position that totally contradicts Riyadh’s Syria policy, the Saudis threatened to take military action if the Houthis and their political allies did not negotiate with Al-Hadi. As a result of the Saudi threats, protests erupted across Yemen against the House of Saud on March 25. Thus, the wheels were set in motion for another Middle Eastern war as the US, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, and Kuwait began to prepare to reinstall Al-Hadi.

The Saudi March to War in Yemen and a New Front against Iran

For all the talk about Saudi Arabia as a regional power, it is too weak to confront Iran alone. The House of Saud’s strategy has been to erect or reinforce a regional alliance system for a drawn confrontation with Iran and the Resistance Bloc. In this regard Saudi Arabia needs Egypt, Turkey, and Pakistan —a misnamed so-called «Sunni» alliance or axis — to help it confront Iran and its regional allies.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the crown prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE’s military, would visit Morocco to talk about a collective military response to Yemen by the Arab petro-sheikhdoms, Morocco, Jordan, and Egypt on March 17. On March 21, Mohammed bin Zayed met Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud to discuss a military response to Yemen. This was while Al-Hadi was calling for Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to help him by militarily intervening in Yemen. The meetings were followed by talk about a new regional security pact for the Arab petro-sheikdoms.

Out of the GCC’s five members, the Sultanate of Oman stayed away. Oman refused to join the war on Yemen. Muscat has friendly relations with Tehran. Moreover, the Omanis are weary of the Saudi and GCC project to use sectarianism to ignite confrontation with Iran and its allies. The majority of Omanis are neither Sunni Muslims nor Shiite Muslims; they are Ibadi Muslims, and they fear the fanning of sectarian sedition by the House of Saud and the other Arab petro-sheikdoms.

Saudi propagandists went into over drive falsely claiming that the war was a response to Iranian encroachment on the borders of Saudi Arabia. Turkey would announce its support for the war in Yemen. On the day the war was launched, Turkey’s Erdogan claimed that Iran was trying to dominate the region and that Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the GCC were getting annoyed. 

During these events, Egypt’s Sisi stated that the security of Cairo and the security of Saudi Arabia and the Arab petro-sheikhdoms are one. In fact, Egypt said that it would not get involved in a war in Yemen on March 25, but the next day Cairo joined Saudi Arabia in Riyadh’s attack on Yemen by sending its jets and ships to Yemen.

In the same vein, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif released a statement on March 26 that any threat to Saudi Arabia would «evoke a strong response» from Pakistan. The message was tacitly directed towards Iran.

The US and Israeli Roles in the War in Yemen

On March 27, it was announced in Yemen that Israel was helping Saudi Arabia attack the Arab country. «This is the first time that the Zionists [Israelis] are conducting a joint operation in collaborations with Arabs,» Hassan Zayd, the head of Yemen’s Al-Haq Party, wrote on the internet to point out the convergence of interests between Saudi Arabia and Israel. The Israeli-Saudi alliance over Yemen, however, is not new. The Israelis helped the House of Saud during the North Yemen Civil War that started in 1962 by providing Saudi Arabia with weapons to help the royalists against the republicans in North Yemen.

The US is also involved and leading from behind or a distance. While it works to strike a deal with Iran, it also wants to maintain an alliance against Tehran using the Saudis. The Pentagon would provide what it called «intelligence and logistical support» to House of Saud. Make no mistakes about it: the war on Yemen is also Washington’s war. The GCC has been on Yemen unleashed by the US.

There has long been talk about the formation of a pan-Arab military force, but proposals for creating it were renewed on March 9 by the rubberstamp Arab League. The proposals for a united Arab military serve US, Israeli, and Saudi interests. Talk about a pan-Arab military has been motivated by their preparations to attack Yemen to return Al-Hadi and to regionally confront Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, and the Resistance Bloc.