9 April The SAR Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent two messages to the UN - the chairman of the Security Council and the secretary general of the organization. In them saysthat on April 8 in Damascus between Saba Bahrat Square and Sheikh Bander district near the Salem Bukhari school, a suicide bomber blew up a mined car. Dozens of innocent people were killed and injured, a lot of damage was caused to the school building, the Bair mosque, residential buildings and parked cars.
It is noted that the explosion is another link in the chain of terrorist attacks in various areas of Damascus, including mortar shelling of the city, the latter of which caused the death of fifteen students of the faculty of architecture at Damascus University. The shelling of the city, the attacks, attacks on public and private institutions, including schools and hospitals, have become daily actions of terrorists who receive material and logistical support from a number of countries. These countries ignore all norms of human morality and international law, pursuing a policy of double standards in relation to terrorism.
The messages also underline that the decision of the Arab League from 26 of March of the current year on financing and arming terrorists once again violates all the norms of international law and Articles 52 and 53 of the UN Charter. Syria again calls on the UN Security Council to take a clear and decisive position in the fight against terror and to prove the seriousness of its intentions to eliminate it throughout the world.
What is the UN response? Exactly zero. The opposite reaction, however, followed another rumor (note, not events, but rumors about them) about the use of chemical weapons by the Assad army.
After reading the democratic Western press, condemning the repressive chemical activities of Assad, the head of the UN, Ban Ki-moon She urged Damascus to show additional flexibility and contribute to sending to Syria a group that will investigate the possible use of weapons of mass destruction. The UN Secretary General stated this in the Hague at the III Review Conference of the Organization on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. As soon as the rebels said: “On Tuesday, around four in the morning, the Assad armed forces fired three rockets filled with gas at the village of Utaiba,” as Mr. Ban Ki-moon instantly organized a relevant group of chemists in Cyprus, who expressed their readiness to immediately leave for Syria — like Only Comrade B. Asad will give permission to visit all the necessary objects. Negotiations with official Damascus are ongoing: the UN insists.
Previously, various gentlemen, also pretending to be inspectors, pushed their noses into Iraq. None of them found evidence of weapons of mass destruction there, but the war started anyway. 14 February 2003, Saddam Hussein signed a decree banning the importation and manufacture of weapons of mass destruction, but what's the point? Colonel Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, differed from Saddam Hussein in that, as they say, he himself even for the sake of the West refused to think about WMD. There is now neither Saddam nor Muammar. And there is also in stories sad example of Slobodan Milosevic. The West has dealt with all three of these leaders of the states - while poddakivanii United Nations. So why please the West and let dubious bloodhounds enter the country to hide behind the UN logos?
Think not a sleuth? Why then did the UN put forward this exorbitant demand: that the specialists work throughout the country? The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has therefore prohibited them from entering the country. Official Damascus did not generally object to the presence of experts (let’s, say, work in Aleppo, where the Syrian opposition last month seemed to use chemical weapons against civilians), but not throughout the country.
Hearing such a refusal, the rebels became agitated again - and started up new rumors. Now they claim that government forces deployed chemical weapons in the suburbs of Damascus. Ban Ki-moon expressed confidence that the statements on this subject should be investigated.
As for Russia in this situation with rumors or half-truth, she insists that the statements of official Damascus be studied. Unlike Russia, France and the United Kingdom ensure that two “chemical” applications of the opposition are investigated.
Assad took into account the mistakes of both Hussein and Gaddafi. Any penetration of western bloodhounds into Syria can serve as a key to further invasion. Aggressors from the United States and Europe have repeatedly warned Assad that, in the event of even a suspicious "transfer" of chemical weapons stockpiles, democratic intervention will follow in response. It is necessary only to the Cyprus Commission, which wants to sniff the whole country, hint at the fact that it smells like yprite in the air, how the NATO forces will start, gathering their forces, which are weak from crisis, to draw up plans for aggression.
Agency SANA President position explained quite lucidly: “Syria cannot allow the freedom of maneuver of the organization, albeit part of the UN, since we perfectly remember the role it played in Iraq, clearing the way for the American military invasion.”
The representative of the opposition Syrian National Council, Mahmoud al-Hamza, quoted by Yuri Matsarsky ("News"), I am confident that with such statements the regime puts an end to itself.
“It is obvious that Assad does not want to let the observers, because the picture of what is happening will immediately become clear to them. Namely, the active use of poison gas by the army even in urban areas. In Aleppo, his people could easily arrange some kind of forgery, fabricate evidence of the use of chemical weapons by the rebels, so he was not against the inspection. But as soon as it came to expanding the geography of research, they immediately recalled Saddam Hussein and denied entry. ”
Banned or not banned - the outcome of one. Mahmoud al-Hamza believes that Assad’s choice of future scenarios is small: he can repeat the path of Hussein or Milosevic. The rebels are victorious all around, and now Assad has also turned the UN against himself. Therefore, the days of the ruling dynasty are numbered.
And to speed up the end of the “regime”, as Yevgeny Poddubny ("Vesti"), militants have been established and are successfully training in the territory of Jordan (claiming, by the way, their neutral attitude towards the Syrian conflict). These trainings are taking place according to the special forces training program. In the role of instructors are the former American military, and some of them wound worked in the scandalously famous for the murders of the company "Blackwater".
Today, opponents of Assad in Jordan use one of the most modern polygons of the region, where the tactics of fighting in the desert work and units of the American army. Over the past few months, a whole battalion of Syrian "oppositionists" has gone through the royal training center. On the vast territory of the training center there are several polygons: residential areas typical for the Middle East, models of embassies, and the private sector. There is a fragment of the airport and a real Airbus. The center was created with American money - ninety million dollars. Anti-Syrian courses are paid jointly by the United States, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. A local newspaper columnist, military expert Fahed Al Khitan, reports that the goal of the training program is to prepare a new Syrian army, which will replace the current one when the regime falls.
It is opposed to the “regime” of Assad and another legitimate friend of America - Al-Qaeda, created in the eighties with the money of the CIA in Afghanistan.
The other day стало известноthat al-Qaida’s wing in Iraq united with the Syrian opposition group Jabhat al-Nusra. 10 April, the leader of the said Al-Qaida wing recognized the link with the Syrian opposition. He bluntly stated that his organization in Syria is fighting for an Islamic state, and that both groups will unite to form the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
It is unlikely that this is just a rumor - even if the source news is the channel "Al Jazeera". The head of the Federal Intelligence Service of Germany, Gerhard Schindler, said earlier that the number of armed militants of the Al Qaeda terrorist organization in the ranks of the Syrian opposition is growing. According to him, we are talking about thousands of terrorist fighters opposing the Assad regime.
It is also known that in Syrian prisons today there are more than 300 Saudi mercenaries from among the militants of al-Qaeda underground cells. More than five hundred al-Qaeda warriors of Islam continue to fight the "regime."
Let's find out some details. 11 April from "BBC" It became known that Abu Muhammad Golani, the leader of one of the largest Syrian militant Islamist groups, Front al-Nusra, swore allegiance to Aiman al-Zawahiri, the boss of al-Qaida.
“The sons of Front Nusrah take an oath of allegiance to Aiman Zawahiri,” said Golani in a relevant audio message. "Front al-Nusra" said that he repeatedly resorted to the actions of suicide bombers, as well as to armed raids on state objects.
BBC also writes that Al-Qaida’s Iraqi leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi, who calls himself the head of the Islamic State of Iraq, told 10 on April that his organization would unite with the Al-Nusra Front group under: "The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant." True, Golani himself dissociated himself from these statements, saying that his organization did not conduct merger talks and that he first heard about it from the media.
The free Syrian army hurried to distance itself from the Front al-Nusra, but nevertheless recognized that from time to time ... it interacts with it.
As observers say, the rebels would not want to advertise the close ties of militants from the Al-Nusra Front with the Iraqi Al-Qaida. The BBC observer assumes that Front al-Nusra is probably trying to enlist the support of the local population in the rebel-controlled territories and at the same time seeks good relations with other opposition groups that do not want to be associated with Al -Kaidoy.
All these statements only confirm the participation of Al-Qaida cells in the civil war in Syria.
As for the United Nations, it continues to persecute Syria. Western states, in collaboration with the Arab countries, are preparing a draft resolution of the General Assembly condemning the Syrian authorities. According to a source at the headquarters of the world organization, voting may take place already this month.
In the preliminary text of the resolution under discussion, the UN General Assembly called upon “Strongly condemn the continued escalation of the use of heavy weapons by the Syrian authorities against human settlements, including indiscriminate shelling from tanks and from airplanes, as well as the use of ballistic missiles, cluster warheads and other weapons. "
The situation in Syria was one of the main issues on the agenda of the G8 foreign ministers' meeting, which opened on April 11 in London. Britain and France, in full accordance with the March Brussels statements of Cameron and Hollande (made at the EU summit, where the Prime Minister and the President threatened to circumvent the existing ban), will seek to lift the EU embargo on arms supplies to both sides in Syria. London and Paris are willing to arm the "rebels" and put an end to the "regime" of Assad.
Thus, it becomes obvious that the chemical component in Syria, served with Asad’s reluctance to cooperate with the UN “experts”, may turn out to be the main dish at the G8 meeting. This dish is necessary because not all European countries support arms supplies to Syrian rebels: many fear that weapons and equipment will fall into the hands of Islamist terrorists from the same al-Qaeda. However, Cameron and Hollande stand their ground. If the ban is not lifted, it will expire anyway soon enough: May 31. Therefore, it is obvious that Britain and France are still more likely to probe the ground than to really rush into battle today. An elementary refusal of the EU to prolong the embargo will automatically mean the official commencement of arms supplies to the rebels in both London and Paris.
Observed and commented on Oleg Chuvakin
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