Wednesday, June 27, 2012

British Special Forces Inside Syria

Lickspittle MI6 following in Obama's footsteps

PRESS TV
06/26/2012

Unconfirmed reports say that Britain’s special operations forces have crossed from Turkey into Syria advancing up to ten kilometers inside the country

DEBKAfile, an Israeli military intelligence website, has reported that unconfirmed first reports from British, French, and Turkish sources say British forces have entered Syria from Turkey, taking the lead of a western military incursion.


Remember that skin of yours is mighty white for your new AO
Moreover, on Sunday 24 June, The Daily Star reported that Britain’s fighter planes were on stand-by to invade Syria in case Britain’s NATO ally, Turkey, decided to launch a strike on Syria.

DEBKAfile said the British incursion was aimed at securing the start of western intervention in Syria to topple President Bashar Al Assad.

Earlier this year, the Israeli website also revealed that British troops and intelligence agents were operating in the Syrian city of Homs, assisting Syria’s armed rebels in their bloody battle against civilians and the Syrian army.

Moreover, earlier this month, The Daily Star reported that Britain’s Special Air Service (SAS) and MI6 agents were setting up camps in Syria to assist armed rebels if a civil war would break out in the country.

This all and the recent report about the British incursion in Syria comes as earlier this month British Prime Minister David Cameron asked his fellow Tory MPs: “Where shall I invade next? I’ve done Libya” as he stopped in front of a map of the world at his Downing Street flat.

ISH/HE



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Washington and Ankara Intelligence Op? Syria Blamed for Turkish Provocation

This madness has to cease:  If Americans can't or won't stop Obama then they deserve anything they get in return, PERIOD; time for American sheep to step up to the plate or be consumed by fire

Global Research
By Stephen Lendman
06/26/2012

On June 22, two Turkish warplanes entered Syrian airspace low and fast. Doing so showed hostile intent.


PSYCHOPATH:  Obama tells world to kiss his ass
The Obama administration's dirty hands are all over this incident. Washington and Ankara wanted a reaction and got it. Expect what's ahead to unfold as planned.

Turkish officials claim Syria downed its aircraft in international waters. They lied.

A previous article said the Istanbul-based Hurriyet daily reported that "wreckage of a Turkish jet shot down by Syria (was found) in Syrian waters....Turkish news channels reported (it) on Sunday, without citing a source."

Doing so refutes claims that Syria acted in international waters.

On June 24, the UK government controlled BBC sent mixed messages. On the one hand, it reported high-level British and US condemnations.

Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague called Syria's act "outrageous." He stressed "how far beyond accepted behavior the Syrian regime has put itself."

Hillary Clinton said the following:


Hag Clinton must have a war, any war, to save own ass
"The United States condemns this brazen and unacceptable act in the strongest possible terms. It is yet another reflection of the Syrian authorities' callous disregard for international norms, human life, and peace and security."

"We will work with Turkey and other partners to hold the Assad regime accountable."

Ten paragraphs into its online report, BBC also said:

"The Turkish foreign ministry said it knew the coordinates of the jet, which was in Syrian territorial waters at a depth of 1,300m (4,265ft)..."

At the same time, it quoted Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu saying:

"According to our conclusions, our plane was shot down in international airspace, 13 nautical miles (24km) from Syria."

Territorial waters extend 12 nautical miles from coastlines.

Downed aircraft, at depths of 4,265 feet at the bottom of the Mediterranean, don't move on their own one nautical mile (6,076 feet) in a matter of hours.


NATO made fatal mistake in letting Obama regime run the show
Davutoglu was caught red-handed in a bald-faced lie. BBC highlighted his comments. It noted the truth on three lines buried well into a detailed report. It featured misinformation, not truth and full disclosure.

US media scoundrels also suppressed the story. On June 24, Reuters headlined the truth in a two paragraph report, saying:

"Wreckage of downed Turkish jet found in Syrian waters: TV."

"Search teams have located the wreckage of a Turkish fighter jet shot down by Syria on Friday in Syrian waters at a depth of 1,300 meters, Turkish news channels reported on Sunday, without citing a source."

Mossad-connected DEBKAfile (DF) headlined the same information, saying:

"Turkish TV: downed plane wreckage found in Syrian waters."


WAR CRIMINAL:  Obama's propaganda minister James Carney continues to repeat lies of criminal regime, will be held responsible with other "mainstream media" for this contrived war

DF said Syria used Russian-made "self-propelled medium range anti-air Pantsyr-1 missiles...."

It's capable of downing aircraft and cruise missiles at altitudes up to 12 km.

Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said Turkish planes flew at an altitude of 100 meters. Anti-aircraft fire, nor radar-guided missiles, downed one. Unauthorized entering Syria's airspace "clear(ly) breach(es its) sovereignty.”


Journalists in Syria being murdered by CIA
He added that Damascus seeks friendly relations with Ankara. It'll respond in kind to any positive overtures.

On June 24, CNN buried the truth, saying:

"Turkish search-and-rescue teams found the wreckage of the fighter jet in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday, about 1,300 meters (4,260 feet) underwater...."

Omitted was saying the aircraft was found in Syrian waters. Other major US media also suppressed what most needs explaining.

UK-based ITV News, without elaboration, said:

"Search and rescue teams have located the wreckage of downed Turkish jet in Syrian waters at a depth of 1,300 metres, according to Turkish TV."

Haaretz ran a more detailed June 24 Reuters report. Citing Turkish news channels, it said, without elaboration, that:

"Search teams have located the wreckage of a Turkish fighter jet in Syrian waters at a depth of 1,300 meters...."


Obama's CIA whores at Al Jazeera will be held accountable
On June 24, The New York Times buried the news in a report headlined "Turkey to Consult NATO Over Downing of Jet by Syria," saying:

Emergency talks will be held.

"(V)isual and communications date had confirmed that (the) aircraft was struck by Syrian antiaircraft weapons outside of Syrian airspace."

It added that aircraft wreckage was found without explaining where.

The Washington Post replicated The Times headlining "Turkey calls for emergency NATO meeting over Syria downing of jet."

"Investigations....suggested that it was not an accident or a mistake, and that Syria was aware it was firing at a Turkish plane....without warning...."

Downing the plane in international waters was stressed despite evidence proving otherwise.

It quoted Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Selcuk Unal saying:

"It was an act of war. They shot down a plane over international waters, and this is unacceptable. (Turkey) reserves the right to respond."

According to Brookings Doha Center director Salman Shaikh:

"....Syria has now presented NATO with a pretext for involvement that could potentially bypass the United Nation."

"Assad has made a very big mistake. He's shown the very real dangers of this regime to its neighborhood."

Former US Turkish ambassador Ross Wilson said downing the plane "further escalat(es) tensions (and) rais(es) the stakes for Turkish leaders who have heretofore limited themselves to diplomatic efforts and mostly quiet support for Syrian refugees and opposition leaders."

Ross, in fact, knows Turkey runs point for Washington's war on Syria. It supplies weapons and training.

It provides safe havens. Insurgents launch cross-border raids, then return.

Turkey is complicit in crimes of war and against humanity. What's next remains unknown.

"Will it end up in war," asked Hurriyet?

"(I)t's not that far yet."

However, it's clear that Ankara won't let "Syria get away with the incident."

It claims Syria's attack was "deliberate and it should pay for it."

"Payment does not necessarily mean war, there are other options."

"Turkey doesn't want war, but is keeping all options on the table."

Turkey "will do everything to make Syria pay for the attack...."

On June 24, Today's Zaman (TZ) headlined "Turkey protests Syria over jet attack, seeks NATO response," saying:

"Turkey dismissed on Sunday Syrian statements that a military jet downed in the eastern Mediterranean on Friday was in Syrian territorial waters, saying the unarmed plane was shot down in international airspace without warning while on a solo mission to test Turkey's radar system and that the mission had no connection with the crisis in the neighboring country."

The comment defies reality. The report nearly ducked Hurriyet and Turkish television saying wreckage was found in Syrian waters.

Paragraphs into the article, it said with no elaboration:

"Officials said the wreckage of the plane was 1,300 meters underwater on the seabed in Syrian waters, although it was not yet found when Today’s Zaman went into print."

What should have been headlined got short shrift. Most readers likely missed it.

Churchill was almost right, saying:

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."

Even fully clothed, a tsunami of lies buries it. Headlines repeat them. Truth is suppressed or hardly noticed. Scoundrel media bear full responsibility.

A Final Comment

London-based Middle East analyst Peter Eyre calls Turkey's provocation "a possible 'False Flag' incident to justify an action against Syria."

It's coming, he believes, despite its legitimate response under international law, including UN Charter provisions.

Washington planned regime change years ago. Key NATO partners willingly go along. They're "hell bent into forcing yet another Libya style (conflict) all in the name of misinformation....."

Naked aggression looms. If Turkey's provocation isn't pretext enough, look for others to point fingers the wrong way for war.

Eyre calls it a "New World Order....master plan....to take out many (regional) countries that are not user friendly towards the west or countries that do not have the western fraudulent banking system in situ or (that) do not give lucrative oil and gas contracts to western countries."

How far into Syrian territory Turkish warplanes penetrated isn't known. Very likely they were well within the 12 nautical mile limit, then reversed course when Syrian defenses spotted them and reacted.

Damascus acted according to international law provisions. Turkish warplanes were threatening. Flying fast and low showed clear hostile intent. Scoundrel media bury the truth.

Eyre is right saying Syria isn't Libya. Its military is strong and capable. Full-scale intervention could launch general war "with Russia, China and Iran standing firmly should to shoulder with" their regional ally.

Irresponsible Western leaders may attack anyway. Doing so could threaten humanity. Imagine officials willing to risk it. Imagine the potential consequences.

TS Eliot (1888 - 1965) once said:

"This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper."

He wasn't up to speed on US imperial intentions and leaders willing to risk all going for broke.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

His new book is titled "How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War"

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War At Any Cost : Another Manufactured Pretext for War with Syria

Obama, Clinton, Panetta and their CIA lackeys must be stopped... AT AY COST:  Insane Turkish "opposition leader" now says Russia downed jet

Global Research
By Eric Draitser
06/26/2012

The downing of a Turkish jet by the Syrian military last week was not merely a military incident making the possibility of an intervention and regional war much more likely. This episode was the most recent in a long and storied history of “international incidents” or provocations used by imperial powers as pretexts for military aggression. Without such incidents, the forces of imperialism are seen as nothing more than aggressors, out to destroy weaker nations in their own interests. However, with the necessary justifications that such episodes provide, those same powers can portray their wars as justified, necessary, and wholly righteous.


Turkish government claims Syria downed jet
This event last week was only the latest in a series of provocations specifically designed to justify a military intervention. However, as the façade of the Houla “massacre”, the use of children as human shields, and the countless other lies propagated by the Western media have been debunked or otherwise exposed, the Western imperialist ruling class looks for a new incident to legitimize their plan for total war on Syria.

Just the Facts

On June 21, a Turkish jet was shot down by Syrian military forces. Initially, the Western media rushed to portray this incident as a blatantly aggressive action by Assad and his military, hoping to play off their many months of propagandizing the public into believing Assad to be the devil incarnate. Vigorous condemnations were heard from all corners of the Western ruling establishment, as the world seemed to move closer to another so-called intervention.

However, as the episode unfolded, the media had to backtrack and, as usual, reversed their initial story without a fraction of the fanfare that the initial lie had. They had to admit publicly that, in fact, the Turkish jet had violated Syrian airspace and so, according to international law, Syria was well within their rights to shoot it down. This fact gets lost in the narrative however, as the world looks to NATO, the military arm of US power projection around the world, to “act decisively”. This episode is merely the latest attempt by the imperialist establishment to drum up support for some form of military intervention by portraying the Assad regime as bloodthirsty monsters. Last month, we saw the world recoil in horror at the brutality of what came to be known as the Houla “massacre”. However, as the United States, France, and the other Western powers attempted to spin the event as a brutal example of why they must wage war on Syria, the truth came out that, in fact, the victims of the massacre were not killed by government shelling, but by close range execution attributable to the NATO-sponsored death squads unleashed on the people of Syria.


Cuban troops salute Russian anti-submarine destroyer Admiral Chabanenko, as it enters Havana harbour; “There are currently two Russian war ships and a Russian frigate in Latakia harbor,” Masum Türker, leader of the Democratic Left Party (DSP) said today in an interview with TV8. “One of them, Admiral Chabanenko, has the technology to detect the slightest action in the air.”  Türker said Russian warship Admiral Chabanenko hit the Turkish jet that went down on June 22 

Like the Houla massacre, the outrageous claim that the Syrian military was using children as human shields was designed to play on the emotions of the international community in hopes of eliciting a swift response and creating the a climate conducive to war. Naturally, no evidence exists to back up this claim other than a dubious UN report based on so-called “activists” and “eyewitnesses”. The Western propagandists are less interested in being able to support these claims than simply making them and implanting them into the public consciousness.

The Historical Precedent

These sorts of manufactured provocations are nothing new. There is a rich historical record of such incidents being manipulated, distorted, or entirely fabricated in order to create a pretext for war. One of the most famous examples of what has come to be known as the “false flag” phenomenon is the Gleiwitz incident. Nazi operatives dressed as Polish soldiers attacked a German radio station and then claimed that this was the work of Polish saboteurs. The Nazis even went so far as to import bodies and stage an entire scene which could then be offered up to the press as “evidence” of the assault. Naturally, the incident was used as the direct pretext for the Nazi invasion of Poland and the official start of World War II.

A similar international false flag event, today known as the Gulf of Tonkin incident, led to the official start of the Vietnam War. The claim was that the North Vietnamese had deliberately fired on two separate US naval vessels and that this, as an act of war, justified the US officially entering the war. Of course, these incidents have since been totally debunked by declassified documents that show, even at the time, lawmakers were skeptical of the claims. However, this episode illustrates the power of manufactured provocations to shape the course of foreign policy and the waging of war.

Perhaps no so-called “international incident” demonstrates more plainly the power of the media to influence public opinion and provide the necessary pretext for war than the sinking of the USS Maine. This event, which was manufactured by William Randolph Hearst and the US establishment in order to justify imperial aggression against Cuba, demonstrates the role of the media in making the case for war. In the lead-up to the sinking of the Maine, Hearst’s and other papers published wild stories of Spanish atrocities all throughout Cuba, the sorts of atrocities that required intervention. Naturally, the Maine incident provided the cover and the US entered into what came to be known as the Spanish-American War. More importantly, however, today’s observers should note that this moment in history is perhaps the official beginning of US imperialism (treatment of the indigenous Native population on the continent notwithstanding).

What To Do?

What makes this issue of false flag events and “international incidents” relevant is the fact that the imperialist ruling class will manufacture as many of these sorts of episodes as is necessary for their war. Because of this, it is incumbent on the forces standing in opposition to such aggression to uphold the principles of international law and justice. Syria was well within their rights to shoot down a foreign jet operating within their airspace, just as the US military would be within its rights to shoot down a Mexican warplane within US airspace. However, this episode is far larger than simply international law. Indeed, it strikes at the heart of the concept of the nation-state. It demonstrates first, the power of the nation, with its leaders, citizens, and institutions to resist the forces of imperialism. Conversely, it shows the existential need of the imperialist ruling class to destroy strong, independent nations that refuse to be enslaved by the forces of finance capital and imperial economic domination. Syria is the frontline of the struggle against these forces, and those who believe themselves to be anti-imperialists must unite to denounce provocations, pretexts, and legitimizations manufactured by the imperialist ruling class and preempt all their attempts to drive the world ever closer to total war.

Eric Draitser is a frequent contributor to Global Research. Global Research Articles by Eric Draitser



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Putin Warns Obama and Israel They Will Regret any Iran Attack

Putin had better make this loud and clear to the nutcases involved, all three parties:  Who would have thought twenty years ago a Russian President might just save the world one fine day, and a former KGB Director to boot

PRESS TV
06/26/2012

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the Israeli regime against the consequences of military aggression against Iran, urging Tel Aviv to think well before doing anything it 'will regret later.'


Nutcase Netanyahu knows he and Obama no match for Uncle Vlad
"Look at what happened to the Americans in Afghanistan and in Iraq. I told [ US president Barack] Obama the same thing," the visiting president said in a meeting with his Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres on Monday.

"Iraq has a pro-Iranian regime after everything that has happened there. These things should be thought out ahead of time before doing something one will regret later," he cautioned."One should not act prematurely."

Putin travelled to Israel on Monday to hold talks with Israeli officials about the Iranian nuclear issue as well as the Syrian crisis.

The US, Israel and some of their allies accuse Tehran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear energy program.


Putin winks, Obama blinks:  No fool is he
Washington and Tel Aviv have repeatedly threatened Tehran with a military strike in an attempt to force the Islamic Republic to halt its peaceful nuclear energy program, which has been closely monitored by inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Iran has fiercely rejected Western publicity that its nuclear program may be diverted to military objectives while insisting that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the IAEA, it is entitled to pursue nuclear technology for its numerous civilian purposes.

Unlike Iran, Israel is a non-signatory to the NPT and continues to defy international calls to join the treaty.

Israel, widely believed to possess between 200 to 400 nuclear warheads, maintains a policy of deliberate ambiguity over its nuclear work.

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