At first glance, several events mentioned above seem to be unrelated between themselves. But this is only at first glance. In general, all this - one историяdivided into episodes-series.
21 April "Lenta.ru" referring to France-Presse, it reported that the United States would double the amount of aid to the Syrian opposition (the State Department decided to bring it to 250 million dollars), as well as increase supplies to the fighters of the democratic front of non-combat military supplies. The Secretary of State, John Kerry, speaking at a meeting of the “Friends of Syria” group in Istanbul, told the world community about this without any extinguishing.
According to Mr. Kerry’s meager words, the Syrian opposition’s supplies will include more than food and medicine. True, what lies behind "not only", the boss of the State Department did not explain, saying only that the composition of the supplies will be determined in cooperation with the heads of the Supreme Military Council of the Syrian opposition.
According to US media reports, Washington is going to provide Syrian rebels with body armor, armored personnel carriers, night vision devices and communications equipment.
“This conflict is already spilling over borders and threatening neighboring countries. The bloodshed must stop, ”said Kerry, adding that the decisive moment had arrived.
Then the state secretary called on other countries sympathetic to the Syrian opposition to make their own contributions - so that the total amount of aid reaches a billion dollars.
What is this, the newest discovery of the State Department? American dollars stop blood? Oh yes, the economic crisis should not stand in the way of democracy. Place your bets, gentlemen. The game field is Syria.
As soon as Mr. Kerry announced the “decisive moment,” the echo of democracy responded in Western Europe. There, they had long dreamed of an energetic cheapening of the freedom of speech and human rights - and so Mr. Kerry gave the signal.
At the meeting in Luxembourg, the EU Council at the level of foreign ministers of the community countries considered the possibility of easing the embargo on oil purchases in Syria; "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
At the meeting, we talked about giving European companies the right to buy oil from Syrian rebels. The EU has thought about allowing its companies to invest in oil production in Syria and sell the appropriate equipment to the "rebels".
True, there is a war going on - but after all, democracy is about to come.
Fighters for democracy in Syria have already stated that they control up to 70% of oil fields in the northeast. Production there is intermittent. Before the war, Syria produced up to 4 thousands of barrels of oil per day, and now production has declined to less than 2 thousands of barrels.
Today, the rebels set fire to wells in the zone of uncertainty. Undoubtedly, they do it for the good of the Syrian people. It is better to burn, rather than get a bloody regime.
In response to such oil loot, the guys from the “Syrian Electronic Army” entered the game. Hackers hacked the account of the “Associated Press” on Twitter and spread false information about the terrorist attack in the White House, a resource reported MIGnews.com.
In a fake tweet, it was said that there were two explosions in the White House, and the US President was injured: “Urgent news: two explosions in the White House, and Barack Obama is wounded. "
The press wrote that in the United States some securities were even shaken: not everyone understood that the news was “fabricated”. In the West, the press is used to believing.
Leaders of the Syrian political parties spoke out against the thieves of the oil trade. They publicly condemned the EU’s decision to allow European countries to import oil and petroleum products stolen by armed extremists from the SAR. SANA.
Comrade Hunain Nemr, Secretary General of the United Communist Party of ATS, expressed himself in the sense that the rulers of Europe, who had gathered to buy oil from the rebels, neglected international law and believed that there were no laws. Syrian natural resources are the wealth of the people of SAR, and not the politicians of Europe, Comrade Nemr explained to the European pirates.
A member of the Popular Front for Change and Liberation Jamal-ed-din Abdo said that the EU’s decision is a provocative step against the Syrian people, the abduction of its resources by the hands of members of armed groups and the continuation of the colonial policies of European countries. Oil will be bought from a non-Syrian party at low prices or in exchange for weapondesigned to kill the Syrian people.
The General Secretary of the Syrian Communist Party, Ammar Baghdash, said that this decision is a new aggressive action against Syria. Baghdash pointed out that Syria is a sovereign state. No one is allowed to conduct economic relations on behalf of Syria, except the state.
The West responded to such “conversations in the ranks” with a new “chemical” series.
25 April became aware of the unambiguous statement of the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee of the United States Senate Dian Feinstein. She stated that in Syria "a red line was crossed." “It is necessary to take measures to prevent the use of chemical weapons on a large scale. Using it, the Syrian authorities are capable of killing tens of thousands of people, ”Alexander Mishin quotes her words ("Sight").
And the head of the Senate Committee on US Affairs, Howard McKeon, called the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian authorities "a flagrant violation of human rights."
On the same day, it turned out that the chemical series John Kerry and Chuck Hagel were directing, and Barack Obama himself was the producer of this tape.
M. Vysotskaya (Utro.ru) told that in the US there were statements about the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Syrian authorities have used chemical weapons at least twice, said US Secretary of State John Kerry. And earlier, said the Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Speaking to reporters in Abu Dhabi, the head of the Pentagon said that with some degree of confidence we can say that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons, in particular, deadly sarin. “It violates all military conventions,” said Hagel.
Next came new news on the topic of weapons of mass destruction in Syria.
“Our intelligence estimates with varying degrees of confidence indicate that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons in the country on a small scale, namely sarin,” "Vesti" With reference to ITAR-TASS letter of the White House to the US Congress.
True, cautious Washington, which has not yet decided to invade Syria, has left itself a loophole: as reported, the existing assessments are not enough for immediate action against Damascus. The investigation will continue: “Intelligence assessments alone are not enough - we need credible and confirmed facts that will allow us to make decisions.”
The head of the Pentagon explained that the data on the use of chemical weapons in Syria is preliminary. From his words it follows that it is not even clear who, where and when applied WMD.
At the UN, they took the information of the American special services very seriously. “The Secretary General took note of the White House’s letter to Congress about chemical weapons in Syria. He takes the conclusions presented in this letter very seriously, ”said Martin Nesirke, the official representative of the Secretary General of the world organization. At the same time, the UN "cannot comment on assessments based on information from national intelligence agencies."
In parallel with the US, they are also cautious in Israel: a chemical theme is also being developed there.
Binyamin Netanyahu did not confirm the statements made by Israeli intelligence chief analyst Brigadier General Itaem Brun that the Syrian “regime” really used chemical weapons. This was announced by Secretary of State John Kerry on April 22 at a NATO conference, reports MIGnews.com.
In Brussels, Mr. Kerry told reporters: “I talked to Prime Minister Netanyahu this morning. I think it would be fair on my part to report that he could not confirm this fact in our conversation. ”
I could not confirm it, but the “fact” somehow remained a “fact”. Mr. Kerry could not, in fact, use the unpleasant word "speculation." This is not accepted by politicians of such a rank. What are they politicians who operate speculation?
MIGnews.com recalls that previously the head of the IDF's military intelligence research and analysis department, Itai Brun, made a statement that President Asad was using chemical weapons against the 19 rebels in March. Speaking at a security conference in Tel Aviv, Brun said that based on photographs of the victims in Syria, the size of the pupils and foam from the mouth can be concluded that Assad's troops used the deadly nerve gas sarin.
Israeli chemical charges, which failed to go through even internal censorship, came up against external verbal opposition from Hezbollah.
The head of the political council of the movement Amin Syed accused of organizing a civil war in Syria, not someone, but Israel and the United States MIGnews.com.
Speaking in a village in the Bekaa Valley, Syed said: “Those who came up with the project to destroy Syria, those who are behind this project are Israel and the United States. The bloodshed in Syria is their work. ” He added: “Who needs the destruction of Syria, who is interested in it? Please, Israeli leaders openly declare to you that the fall of the Syrian president is their absolute goal, and any alternative will be better for Israel. ”
Sheikh Sayed also said that the countries of the region are nothing more than tools in the hands of Israel and the United States. He called on the Syrians to unite and "shed their blood for the benefit of Syria, not the Zionists and the Americans."
The West responded with statements of intervention. The first swallow, more like a hawk, was Mr. McCain. He did not have to look for a reason to invade Syria: Obama announced it long ago.
A group of states needs to prepare troops to invade Syria - in order to ensure the safety of possible stocks of chemical weapons. Here, in this form, put his statement Senator John McCain, reports MIGnews.com.
A hot Arizonian Republican said that American troops should not enter Syria, but international forces should be “ready operatively” to prevent an attempt by Islamic militants involved in the Syrian civil war to get their hands on chemical weapons. “There are several military facilities where chemical weapons are stored. They should not fall into the hands of jihadists, ”Mr. McCain said at a meeting with journalists.
A fervent senator was supported by his colleague Lindsey Graham. This man was worried suddenly by the collapse of Syria. Well, straight tears in my eyes well ... And why does it disintegrate? Will those jihadists mentioned by McCain as the most common reason arrange a corner of sharia in the controlled territory?
Not. It turns out that the disintegration of Syria may occur in the very near future, if the United States does not take decisive action in relation to the Assad regime. This is how the American Republican Senator Lindsay Graham thinks, reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Dmitry Zlodorev.
28 on April this senator criticized the actions of the Democratic administration in Washington against Damascus. “Everything goes to the fact that if we do not change the course, Syria will disintegrate by the end of this year,” Mr. Graham said on CBC. He expressed concern that the SAR "may become a haven for al Qaeda supporters, and the" chemical weapons stored there can be in the wrong hands. "
These two factors, according to the legislator, "cause the most serious concern when it comes to Syria."
To solve the problem, Graham proposed military methods. These are: "The method of suppressing the Syrian air force is to destroy their bases with the help of cruise missiles."
It should be noted that Mr. Graham, popular in the Senate environment, was so carried away by the use of double standards, that instead of Islamist jihadists, that is, supporters of al-Qaida, he decided to destroy the Syrian air force.
Official Damascus responded to the stinging of the star-striped democratic hydra with a statement by the Minister of Information Omran al-Zubi.
Comrade al-Zubi said that the chemical weapons were used by the rebels in the vicinity of Aleppo and, probably, are of Turkish origin, reports MIGnews.com with reference to SANA.
The minister said that the shell, which exploded in the village of Khan al-Assal near Aleppo at the end of March, was released near the Turkish border, where the rebel stronghold is located. The Syrian government has asked the UN to investigate the incident, Zubi said in a message for Russia Today.
Comrade Al-Zubi told a popular Kremlin TV channel and something else: “First of all, I want to emphasize that the statements of the US Secretary of State and the British government are not true and are blatantly false. Once again I want to emphasize that Syria will never use chemical weapons - not only because of its adherence to international law and the rules of warfare, but from humanitarian and moral positions. ”
The minister summed up: “Their goal (US and UK) is, firstly, the desire to cover those who are really behind the use of chemical weapons in Khan al-Assal, and secondly, to achieve a repetition of the Iraqi scenario - to authorize new inspections and fake investigations. Their results will help get maps, photos of rockets and other materials for the UN, which, as we know, opened the way to the occupation of Iraq. ”
However, Barack Obama, the producer of the chemical series, awarded the most prestigious festival award - the Nobel Peace Prize - does not hide his intentions. Even before comrade al-Zubi gave his explanations, producer Obama spoke with one of the actors in the film.
On Friday evening, the US president met with the King of Jordan Abdullah II, who arrived in Washington on a visit. In a conversation with the monarch, transmits MIGnews.comMr. Obama promised to conduct a thorough check of all incoming information on the use of chemical weapons by government forces in Syria. The President stressed that if the use of chemical weapons by the Assad government in Syria is proven, this will significantly affect the current situation and change the "rules of the game."
He noted that intelligence data can still be called preliminary, and more evidence needs to be gathered. But he immediately promised that the US government intends to cooperate with such countries as Jordan - in order to find final confirmation of the use of chemical weapons in Syria and develop a plan of action.
“Find final confirmations” is the strategy that precedes the intervention. From "confirmations" to so-called "unconfirmed facts" - one small step. That is exactly what happened in Iraq.
And so it will be next. Americans are too lazy to change strategy and reluctance to reshape foreign policy. They are not taught and not adapted to do it, and they don’t care that times change. They will spit on time and history until history spits on them and rubs them - and then they themselves will become an “unconfirmed fact.”
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