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Monday, March 27, 2017

Genocide in Yemen: 2nd Anniversary


             Tehran Times


Take a look at THIS twitter link on the second anniversary of the mayhem in Yemen by foreign powers.  Some dumbo is asking, quote:  "Houthis n their million followers agree for UN monitored referendum to decide the future of Yemen?"   This weird sectarianist is implying that the war is all about referendum .. as if the neighboring Kingdom is sooo democratic that it won't allow anyone in the region to disregard the will of the people and the moment Ansarullah agrees to a referendum in Yemen, the Saudi invasion will end.  It's too difficult or too embarrassing for these folks to comprehend that if Ansarullah says "yes" to a referendum, the Saudis will be the first ones to freak out and call for an emergency session in Washington with another $2b worth of bombs sent at the behest of the Oval Office. 

The anti Ansarullah crowd has been trying it's best of misconstrue facts by portraying Ansarullah as a "typical Hezbollah-Iran linked group" that's cashing in on the sentiments of its supporters by demonizing USA and Israel. The brainless slander circulating around is that Houthis are linked to the corrupt Abdullah al-Saleh who was once linked to AlQaeda.  In the first place,  Abdullah Saleh (despite his unsatisfactory rule of 32 years) never had links with AQ.   Let's come back to our senses for the sake of Allah Almighty!   Saleh is a Zaidi Shiia,  AlQaeda is staunchly Salafist.   Another disgusting nonsense claims that the Houthis took control of the north with the help of Ali Abdullah Saleh.   The fact is that despite Abdullah Saleh being a Zaidi Shiia, the Houthis have fought and struggled against his government whom they persistently perceived as corrupt and incompetent since 2004.   Houthis never reconciled with Saleh, though their opposition to Saleh may have turned quieter .. NOT because they ever supported him .. because since 2014 the Houthis had a much stronger and more destructive opposition to tackle consisting of foreign proxy powers adamant to quell -- what they feared -- an Iran-like ideology sprouting in Yemen.   The anti Ansarullah crowd is intentionally silent over the fact that Ansarullah has lots of local-political agenda, namely ending economic under-development, political marginalization in Yemen and corruption at governmental level.  Ansarullah has voiced for autonomy in areas where they are predominant; they aren't hankering after autonomy in all of Yemen.  Therefor even if the Hirak Movement wins the referendum for secession of south Yemen, it carries no threats for Ansarullah.  

Funny why this Salafist cult has never bothered to clarify how the act of Saudi preemptive bombing & ground invasion of Yemen fits into their own hyperbole, let alone the actual situation.  These are the same people who have been ceaselessly barking that "Iran's interference to help Houthis is designed to spread Shiia influence in the region." But their devious silence over the neighboring Kingdom's physical presence in Yemen and non-stop bombing leading to war crimes and genocide is even more deafening than their rabid barks!


Wrap up for dummies:
After Abdullah al-Saleh was wounded in an attack in September 2011, Hadi became the acting President.  He was then made the president for a two-year transitional period on February 21, 2012 in an "election" in which he was the only candidate. In January 2014 his mandate was extended for another year but he continued to be in power with no signs of stepping down.   In January 2015, Ansarullah revolutionists seized the presidential palace; Hadi resigned and was put under house arrest.  A month later he escaped to Aden (his hometown) in south Yemen, authorized himself to annul his resignation renouncing Ansarullah uprising as "unconstitutional."  Back in Sanaa, north Yemen, Ansarullah established a Supreme Revolutionary Committee to form a government replacing Hadi and his cabinet that would serve as Yemen's interim authority.  On March 25, 2015 Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi fled Aden to Saudi Arabia.   On March 26, 2015, Saudi Arabia and other oil-rich gulf states of the Arabian peninsula launched their bombing campaign non-stop against the tiny, peaceful country of Yemen situated along the southwestern belt of the Peninsula.  The purpose of this naked aggression is to reinstall the government of Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, a puppet ally of Riyadh and the West.  Since the past two years the invaders have been hoping to drive out the indigenous Ansarullah revolutionists and restore Hadi's rule. The Saudi coalition has complete support of USA and Britain who have been supplying weapons, signaling the green light  to kill as many civilians as desired to crush the rising power and popularity of Ansarullah.

According to RT 100,000 Yemeni demonstrators filled Sanaa's al-Sabin Square.  But other sources have opined that the gathering was still larger.  It's been two years and the Yemeni people are waiting for the world to know what the Western powers are doing to them via their gulf Arab allies.  Close to 15,000 civilians killed, hundreds of thousands homeless, injured, maimed, orphaned, starving and 90% of the infrastructure flattened with acute shortage of food and potable water.  And we boastabout our planet as the "modern world?"  Any surprise why the mainstream media has NOT MENTIONED A WORD on the 2nd anniversary of the genocide in Yemen?

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Kurds: More Dubious Than Presumed


Story of the Kurds fits quite comfortably inside the missing piece of that large 'bad guys' puzzle.


Source of map:- Wikipedia
(Attribution) By PANONIAN - Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=54996333



Kurds in Syria currently:

Syrian Kurds have strong disagreements with the Syrian National Council (political wing [of sorts] of FSA). Yet, as the YPG works in partnership with the US coalition, it also cooperates with FSA. The scenario isn't only an evidence of Kurdish-NATO connivance but a clear evidence that the Kurds will collude with any crook or cutthroat to achieve their political goal.  Needless to mention, FSA carries an ideology identical to all AlQaeda groups including ISIL whom Kurds have been fighting. FSA has systematically served as a conduit for foreign arms and money to AlQaeda factions inside Syria and has been responsible for inflicting mass brutalities on Syrian civilians.   Kurds have long been linked with US intelligence to promote ethnic dominance in the Kurdish region. From 2014 onward, they've been regularly providing feedback to US officials on the activities of Syrians and Iraqis. They are officially cooperating directly with FSA.


                              Image source:  Quora

Taking up arms against ISIL is little or no reason to count on the Kurds as one of the groups that stand for the betterment of the Syrian Republic. Their ideological approach is perceptibly as destructive as AlQaeda's and their animosity towards the Syrian Government just as intense. Syrian Kurds have simplified the plan of foreign powers to dismember Syria, assisting to make the mess still messier. Presence of the Kurds has further popularized the plan of partitioning Syria.   

They make up approximately 10% of the Syrian population. They have been claiming the Syrian northeast since end 2013 declaring it an autonomous zone. That was the time when ISIL fighters began proliferating across Syria and Iraq, getting stronger than their US financiers would appreciate. Washington was fully focused on curbing the strength and power of ISIL, retaining the terror group as a standby, but only strong enough to serve US interest. Back then, American officials thought little or nothing on forging an alliance with the Kurds and the zeal of Kurdish nationalism went largely unnoticed. It was as late as the fall of 2014 when the Kurds kicked out ISIL from Kobane, that they became adamant on "federalism in Rajova." PYD insists it isn't interested in an independent Kurdish state within Syria but acknowledges that it wants to be a part of "future democratic federal Syria." It rejects speculations that it's on Assad's side, asserting it's fighting Assad as well as ISIL. But there are regional differences within the Kurds which might, at some point, play to the advantage of the Syrian Government. Iraqi Kurds (KRG) are in no mood to support independence of Syrian Kurds as that could put them on a collusion course with Turkey;  KRG isn't willing to take the risk. Even the Americans are wary on that issue. At present Washington is handling quite a balancing game, utilizing the support of the Kurds taming ISIL and simultaneously not going too far pampering the Kurds that could annoy Turkey.  But hidden Western policy is more vividly exposed by retired diplomats who have been quite candid about their appreciation of Kurdish independence, namely citing the visit of Peter Galbraith and Bernard Kouchner to Qamishli in November 2016. 


 President Bashar al-Assad.  Ara News, October 2016.


In October 2016, President Bashar al-Assad discarded the idea of "federalism" in Hasakah Governorate (northeast Syria) without a referendum as the majority in Hasakah are Arabs. It goes without saying that in an autonomous "Rojova" controlled by Kurds, ethnic discrimination and persecution of non-Kurds would be too rampant for the rule of justice to prevail.  But all Kurdish movements stand staunchly for federalism, interpreting it as "end to the dictatorship of the Arab majority."   You may recall, during Obama's regime federalism was 'plan B' among the suggestions of John Kerry for the break-up of Syria.


Kurdish fighters fire machine gun mounted on a truck with FSA  flag, Kobane 2014.  Daily Mail.                                          


All Kurdish factions in Syria have abandoned waving the 2-green-star Syrian flag, replacing it with the Kurdish flag in the northeastern towns like Qamashli, Manjib, Afrin etc.  The Kurdish National Council has rejected the 'Syrian Political Solution' issued by the UN in early March 2017 as it mentions of Syria as "one people," seen by the Kurds as an oversight on the aspect of "ethnic diversity."



Kurds celebrating nauroz in Qamishili, Hasakah Province, northern Syria, waving the Kurdish flag.  Image: Ara News.


Kurds of ISIL:
 
May sound bizarre but it's real;  it exists. 
 
Paraphrasing below a quick summary from Foreign Affairs on the lengthy history of Kurdish extremism and its links to AlQaeda. 
 
One may presume that Arab extremist groups have not been popular within Kurdish circles. But truthfully, radical groups claiming to be 'jihadists' have existed among Kurds too, and in large numbers.  IMK ("Islamic" Movement of Kurdistan) was the first such group established in mid 1980s by a bunch of Iraqi Kurds based in Halabja fighting Saddam Hussain.  Most IMK members were trained in Afghanistan (apparently by the US) during the Soviet invasion of the country.  Reportedly IMK received help from Saddam's enemies throughout the 1990s.  At the end of the Kurdish civil war - that waged between Kurdistan Dem Party (KPD) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in late 1990s - some members of IMK decided to join Iraqi Kurdistan's secular regional government (KRG) or Hukumat Iqlim Kurdistan.  That left the radical elements of IMK furious, forming into several small Kurdish Salafist groups.  The most active among them was Jund al-Islam in Halabja (probably in 1998) with ambitions of a Salafi-led revolution in Iraq which never materialized.  In 2001 it changed its title to Ansar al-Islam and established links with AlQaeda.  When AlQaeda infiltrated into Iraq in 2003 (as did the US forces),  Ansar al-Islam became a loyal partner of Abu Musab Zarqawi's Jund al-Sham.  Kurdish radicals and AlQaeda joined to make a common front and were responsible for carrying out numerous terrorist attacks against Iraqi civilians. 

This aspect also explains why and how many Kurdish commanders at present are well acquainted with AlQaeda's tactical warfare.  According to Kurdish officials, there are hundreds of Kurdish-ISIL sleeper agents either in KRG or within ISIL ranks.

Yes, it's worth reiterating that the participation of the Kurds in the Syrian war contributes generously to the dismemberment of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Raqqa (Syria): Start Of A New Nightmare


               Source Press TV Video Footage

Four hundred US marines have rolled into Raqqa in heavily armored vehicles to "fight"  Daesh.   The assault is expected to be launched within the next fortnight and quite certainly, hundreds more will arrive. 

Both US marines and ISIL will be fighting each other with US weapons.  The political irony is unbeatable!


Ken Stone, a member of the Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War, stated to Press TV,  “President Assad is absolutely correct in calling the US troops in Syria invaders because under international law foreign governments can’t station troops or build airfields in sovereign countries, they can’t overfly sovereign countries, they can’t level economic sanctions on their own without the approval of the UN Security Council, and they certainly can’t insert proxy armies to destabilize sovereign countries and try an effect regime changes.”   That's how much the "World's Policeman" respects international law. 


                             Above image Video Footage Youtube        

As Trump's plan of Syria begins to materialize, Tayyip Erdogan is getting sidelined as he neither gets along with the Kurds nor the SDF who are playing a vital role in helping the US coalition.  SDF has already said "no" to Turkish presence in Raqqa.  Yet there are no bright lights flashing at the end of the dark tunnel.  None of those occupied territories within Syria taken from Daesh by Kurdish forces or SDF (with the assistance of US coalition) will ever be returned to the Syrian Government.   Each of these ambitious entities have their own dreams they wish to realize.  Unity and independence of Syria under a single government isn't a priority.  Even Manjib wasn't returned to the Syrian Government.  Contrary to the rumors that the Kurds negotiated a deal with Russia agreeing to give back Manjib to Bashar al-Assad, senior Kurdish commander Shevran Derwish told the media on March 6 that they made no such promises.

It's no difficult guess that in the absence of the US coalition anytime in future, a multi-party war involving numerous AlQaeda groups, Kurds and SDF will be a long haul.  The nuisance value of Turkey will never diminish as long as AlQaeda remains in Syria.  The trail of mess looks endless and ugly.  This is the rosy side of the picture in this grim setting.  Worst case scenario could be potentially more scary.  It's the US coalition that will eventually call the shots.  If ISIL is defeated in Raqqa, its fleeing foot soldiers will neither be captured nor tried as terrorists and criminals.  They will smoothly and silently move out and join the ranks of "moderate rebels" elsewhere in Syria.  Chances are that the US coalition will not want the Kurds nor the SDF to retain Raqqa.  It will prefer handing it over to the "moderates."  If one is given a choice between the devil they know and the devil they know lesser, they will almost certainly pick the former.   Needless to say, that would be Erdogan's day;  a marvelous redress after a brief and low key pariah status. 

Vladimir Putin is in no hurry to play the advocate at the Oval Office for his Turkish counterpart and is quite unruffled over the recent developments in Syria.  His goal of confronting ISIL, but not all of AlQaeda, fits comfortably with Trump's plan.  In any case, the Russian leader is too powerless to disagree with Washington.

CNN is bubbling with deception.  According to US officials 50,000 ISIL fighters have been defeated, killed and their ranks reduced to 12,000.  This balderdash is intended to make the world believe that once Syria is purged of ISIL, AlQaeda is history.    ISIL is only a slice of AlQaeda.   During the past few months, most have fled, winnowed in different directions inside Syria without a care in the world. They have plenty of close friends who would love to hire them.   Even if ISIL was truthfully annihilated would make no difference.  Al-Qaeda network will remain in the Levant.  That's the cornerstone of the policy which Trump must continue after his predecessor.  As the new chapter unfolds, another 'brand name' has been released.  The term 'AlQaeda' has more or less vanished.  It has been replaced by "Sunni Arab rebels."


                                             Source of above image Press TV

The once free, progressive and peaceful Syrian Republic is now a carcass nibbled by scavengers - wild dogs, hyenas, coyotes, feral cats, vultures - all converging from different routes.

Many needless, unprovoked and heart-rending wars have been fought throughout the annals of history.  But there have been some where injustice and tyranny have prevailed in unforgettable and unforgivable proportions!  After the Battle of Karbala in the first millennium, you feel similarly lost for words to describe the acute tragic nature of the ones inflicted on Syria and Yemen in the third millennium.