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Can Washington overthrow three governments at the same time?


February 25, 2014

Thierry Meyssan, voltairenet.org

The power of a state is measured by its ability to defend itself and to attack on one or more fronts. In this context, Washington is trying for the first time to show it can overthrow three governments simultaneously: Syria, Ukraine and Venezuela. If it succeeds, no government would be henceforth able to resist it.

Washington, which failed in 2011 to bomb Libya and Syria simultaneously, is now engaged in a new demonstration of its strength: organizing regime change in three states at the same time, in different regions of the world: Syria (CentCom), Ukraine (EuCom) and Venezuela (SouthCom).

To do this, President Obama has mobilized almost the entire National Security Council team.

First, Advisor Susan Rice and Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power. These two women are champions of “democratic” talk. They have for many years specialized in advocating interference in the internal affairs of other countries under the pretext of preventing genocide. But behind this generous rhetoric, they couldn’t care less about non-US lives as shown by Ms. Power during the chemical weapons crisis in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta. The ambassador, who was aware of the innocence of the Syrian authorities, had gone to Europe with her husband to attend a film festival dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, while her government denounced a crime against humanity, the responsibility for which was placed upon President al Assad.

Then, the three regional co-ordinators: Philip Gordon ( Middle East and North Africa ), Karen Donfried (Europe and Eurasia ) and Ricardo Zuñiga ( Latin America).

• Phil Gordon (personal friend and translator of Nicolas Sarkozy) organized the sabotage of the Geneva 2 Peace Conference as long as the Palestinian issue is not settled to the U.S. liking. During the second session of the conference, while John Kerry spoke of peace, Gordon met with the heads of Jordanian, Qatari , Saudi and Turkish intelligence services in Washington to prepare for yet another attack. The plotters have gathered an army of 13,000 men, of whom only 1,000 were given brief military training, to drive tanks and take Damascus. The problem is that the column may be destroyed by the Syrian Army before arriving in the capital. But they fail to agree on how to defend it without distributing anti-aircraft weapons that could later be used against Israel.

• Karen Donfried is the former national intelligence officer for Europe. She has long led the German Marshall Fund in Berlin. Today, she manipulates the European Union to hide Washington interventionism in Ukraine. Despite the leak of a phone conversation involving Ambassador Victoria Nuland, she succeeded in convincing Europeans that the opposition in Kiev wanted to join them and was fighting for democracy. Nonetheless, more than half of the Maidan rioters are members of the Nazi party and brandish portraits of collaborator Stepan Bandera.

• Finally, Ricardo Zuñiga is the grandson of the namesake President of the National Party of Honduras who organized the coups of 1963 and 1972 in favor of General López Arellano. He directed the CIA station in Havana where he recruited and financed agents to form opposition to Fidel Castro. He mobilized the extreme Trotskyist Venezuelan left to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro, accused of being a Stalinist.

The whole process is hyped under the leadership of one Dan Rhodes. This propaganda specialist has already written the official version of September 11, 2001, drafting the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry. He managed to remove all traces of the military coup (power was removed from the hands of George W. Bush at about 10am and it was returned that evening; all the members of his cabinet and those of Congress were placed in secure bunkers “to ensure their safety”) so that we remember only the attacks.

In all three cases, the U.S. narrative is based on the same principles: accuse governments of killing their own citizens, qualify opponents as ’democratic’; impose sanctions against the “murderers” and ultimately operate coups.

Each time, the movement begins with a demonstration during which peaceful opponents are killed, and where both sides accuse each other of violence. In fact U.S. or NATO special forces placed on rooftops shoot at both the crowd and the police. This was the case in Daraa (Syria) in 2011, Kiev (Ukraine) and Caracas (Venezuela) this week. Alas for bad luck: autopsies in Venezuela show that two victims, one opponent and one pro-government, were killed by the same weapon.

Qualifying opponents as democratic activists is a simple game of rhetoric. In Syria, they are Takfirists supported by the worst dictatorship in the world, Saudi Arabia. In Ukraine, a few sincere pro-Europeans surrounded by many Nazis. In Venezuela, young Trotskyists from good families surrounded by goon squads. Everywhere the false U.S. opponent, John McCain, brings his support to true and false on site opponents.

Support for opponents rests with the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). This agency of the U.S. government falsely presents itself as an NGO funded by Congress. But it was created by President Ronald Reagan, in association with Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. It is headed by the neoconservative Carl Gershman and the daughter of General Alexander Haig (former Supreme Commander of NATO, then Secretary of State ), Barbara Haig. This is the NED (actually the State Department), which employs the “opposition” senator John McCain.

To this operating group, you must add the Albert Einstein Institute, an “NGO” funded by NATO. Created by Gene Sharp, it trained professional agitators from two bases: Serbia (Canvas) and Qatar (Academy of currency).

In all cases, Susan Rice and Samantha Power take on airs of outrage before imposing penalties, soon echoed by the European Union, while they are in fact the sponsors of the violence.

It remains to be seen whether the the coups will be successful. Which is far from being certain.

Washington is thus attempting to show the world it is still the master. To be more sure of itself, it launched the Ukrainian and Venezuelan operations during the Olympic Games in Sochi. It was certain that Russia would not move for fear of having its party upset by Islamist attacks. But Sochi ended this weekend. Now it’s Moscow’s turn to play.

Translation Roger Lagassé

Benghazi weapons shipped to Al-Qaeda in Syria through Turkish IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation


According to a certain Hillary “What does it matter?”


Benghazi weapons shipped to Al-Qaeda in Syria through Turkish IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation
January 15, 2014 • 9:09PM

On Jan. 14, offices of the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), an Islamic charity supported by the ruling Muslim Brotherhood Justice and Development Party of Turkish Prime Mnister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, were raided by counter-terrorism police, nearly two weeks following police detention of an IHH truck on Jan. 1 at the Syrian border carrying ammunition and weapons. These developments in Turkey reveal what five U.S. Congressional committees investigating Benghazi, have failed to reveal to the American public and the world. Weapons have been shipped from Benghazi by the Al-Qaeda affiliated Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) led by Abdelhakim Belhadj to Al-Qaeda in Syria through the Erdogan-supported IHH.

The report issued on March 9, 2013 from the UN Panel of Experts on Libya to the President of the UN Security Council reported that the fishing boat Al Entisar registered in Libya sailed from Benghazi to Iskenderun, Turkey, where it docked on August 25, 2012. The panel further reported: “The loading port was Benghazi, the exporter the national committee for the support and relief of displaced people, a relief organization based in Benghazi, and the consignee the IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, an Islamic relief organization based in Turkey.”

On June 18, 2013, Reuters published an interview with Abdul Basit Haroun, a member of the February 17th Brigade,who admitted that he was responsible for shipping weapons on the Al Entisar to Turkey destined for Syria, that he travelled with the shipment on the Al Entisar, and that he went with the shipment over the Syrian border to ensure it reached its destination.

The Turkish raids in six provinces across Turkey resulted in the arrest of two senior al-Qaeda operatives, including Ibrahim Sen, who is allegedly a top al-Qaeda leader in the Middle East, and Halis Bayancuk, who is said to be in charge of the al-Qaeda network in Turkey.

The truck which was stopped on Jan 1 was escorted by Turkish intelligence officers. When the local police found weapons in the truck they were instructed by the Muslim Brotherhood Governor of the state (Hatay) where the incident occurred to stop the search and let the truck drive away. Afterward, the Governor removed a number of police officers in retaliation for their participation in stopping the truck. One deputy chairman of the opposition CHP party submitted a parliamentary inquiry: “Is it true, as claimed, that the regional director of the IHH and a member of the MIT [Turkeys National Intelligence Organization] were on the truck?”

The involvement of the IHH with the al-Qaeda affiliated LIFG predates the launching of the drive to overthrow Qaddafi in Libya as the precursor to overthrowing Assad in Syria and suggests that the overthrow of Assad was planned even in advance of the initiation of the drive to overthrow Qaddafi.

The IHH was behind the “Free Gaza” flotilla of ships which was stormed by Israeli troops in May 2010 in international waters. The IHH is the owner of the Mavi Marmara. It was on this vessel that nine Turkish citizens where killed “execution style” by Israeli troops. According to msnbc, these nine persons had, reportedly, been targeted because they were opposed to the Turkish Muslim Brotherhoods participation in the war on Syria which was to begin in 2011.

Now the story gets even more interesting: Spanish journalist Daniel Iriarte reported in an article in the Spanish Daily ABC on December 17, 2011 that when in Syria working on an article on the Free Syrian Army, he ran into Mahdi al-Harati who had been second in command to LIFG emir Abdelhakim Belhadj who had been made head of the Tripoli Military Council. Al-Harati stepped down as deputy commander of the Tripoli Military Council to go to Syria to fight Assad. This followed a trip Belhadj had made to Turkey in November 2011 to arrange for the shipment of arms and fighters to Syria.

Al-Harati told Iriarte that he had participated in the Free Gaza flotilla aboard the Mavi Marmara. He further said: “I was wounded on the Mavi Marmara and spent nine days in an Israeli prison.” Other unconfirmed reports indicate that Belhadj was also on the ship.