Carrying out Vast Syria Disinformation Campaign
By Tony Cartalucci
July 21, 2012
Clearing House" --
"The Free Syrian
Army ruined our lives," reports BBC in their article, "Syria
crisis: Iraqis flee 'sectarian violence' in Damascus."
Refugees returning to Iraq from Syria undulated a BBC reporter
with accounts of why they've fled, citing sectarian violence
perpetrated by the
Western backed, armed, and funded so-called "Free Syrian
Army" (FSA). Accounts reaffirm that indeed foreign fighters are
amongst the FSA's ranks, including Iraqi sectarian extremists
serving as commanders.
Reports from Libya earlier this year confirmed that hundreds of
Libyan fighters as well as NATO-supplied weapons and cash
were pledged to the FSA by Al Qaeda's Libyan Islamic
Fighting Group (LIFG) commander,
Abdul Hakim Belhaj.
These accounts of sectarian violence are by no means the first.
Bloomberg conceded recently that "the sectarian civil war
between Syria’s Sunnis and Alawites that the world had long
feared has begun," the manifestation of warnings by
international geopolitical analysts signaled as early as 2007.
Christians in Syria have been particularly hit hard by what is
being described as "ethnic cleansing," not by Syrian security
forces, but by NATO-backed death squads under the banner of the
"Free Syrian Army." The
LA Times has been quietly reporting on the tragedy of
Syria's minorities at the hands of the Syrian rebels for months
- and indicates that wider genocide will take place,
just as it is now in Libya, should Syria's government
collapse under foreign pressure.
admittedly under the current Syrian government that Syria's
large populations of ethnic and religious minorities,
particularly Shi'ia Muslims, moderate Sunnis, Christians, and
Druze have been protected from the inevitable sectarian
onslaught by extremists cultivated by the West. In 2007, in
Redirection," the following foreshadowing to Bloomberg's
"sectarian civil war" was given:
"Robert Baer, a former longtime C.I.A. agent in Lebanon, has
been a severe critic of Hezbollah and has warned of its
links to Iranian-sponsored terrorism. But now, he told me,
“we’ve got Sunni Arabs preparing for cataclysmic conflict,
and we will need somebody to protect the Christians in
Lebanon. It used to be the French and the United States who
would do it, and now it’s going to be Nasrallah and the
Redirection, Seymour Hersh (2007)
demonstratively, we see exactly this feared onslaught
manifesting itself in Syria, in particular against Christians as
indicated in LA Times' "Church
fears 'ethnic cleansing' of Christians in Homs, Syria," and
more recently in USA Today's distorted, but still telling, "Christians
in Syria live in uneasy alliance with Assad, Alawites." Even
the massacre in Houla, seems to echo of this 2007 warning,
bearing all the hallmarks of sectarian extremists like Al Qaeda.
21, 2012 - BREAKING: US WRITING NEW SYRIAN CONSTITUTION -
"TUTORING" SNC FOR SYRIA TAKE OVER
- The US State Department, via the "US Institute of Peace"
is working directly with Syrian "opposition" groups to
formulate a "government" to put into place, if and when NATO
covert military operations succeed in collapsing the Syrian
The report written by Foreign Policy magazine titled, "Inside
the quiet effort to plan for a post-Assad Syria," indicates
that the US State Department-funded USIP plans on releasing a
report soon, detailing the US-crafted government being planned.
The USIP, which
already publishes details of how it has crafted, created,
and is continuing to manage and facilitate the NATO-installed
client regime now running Libya, constitutes nothing less than
implementation of modern-day imperialism.
The USIP claims that it is involved in not only "advising" the
Western-backed Libyan government, but that it is also involved
in, "constitution making, transitional justice, women rights"
and "education." The USIP, US government-funded, will also be
writing Syria's "constitution" as well - which they are now
calling a "transition strategy document."
Foreign Policy magazine, in an attempt to water down the
implications of the US government literally crafting the client
regime they plan on placing into the vacuum their
US-Israeli-Saudi-Qatari mercenaries (FSA) are attempting to
create, by claiming:
The absence of Obama administration officials at these
meetings, even as observers, was deliberate.
is a situation where too visible a U.S. role would have been
deeply counterproductive. It would have given the Assad
regime and elements of the opposition an excuse to
delegitimize the process," [Steven] Heydemann said.
Heydemann is heading the USIP Syrian project.
Unfortunately for this line of thinking, the USIP is in fact a
direct functionary of the US government, and more specifically
the US State Department, with acting members of the US State
Posner and members of the US Department of Defense,
James Miller, serving on the
board of directors. Other compromising BoD members include
Amnesty International chairmen and policy makers drawn from
Fortune 500-funded think tanks like the Hoover Institution and
big-oil's Belfer Center.
To complicate matters further for the so-called "Syrian
opposition," prominent members of the movement, including Radwan
actually a "senior fellow" of the US-funded institution -
meaning the opposition leaders were drawn from US institutions,
not Syria. The Guardian's article, "The
Syrian opposition: who's doing the talking?" has covered
this in depth, illustrating that Ziadeh's background is the
rule, not the exception.
Readers should recall that US State Department's Michael Posner,
also serving on the USIP BoD, conceded
in an AFP report in 2011 that the US had been funding,
equipping, and training "activists" from across the Arab World 2
years in advance for the allegedly "spontaneous" "Arab Spring."
These included activists from Syria who created the rhetorical
predication for the violence now unfolding across Syria.
This admission by the US State Department and the head of USIP's
Syrian project indicates the absolute illegitimacy of the
so-called "Syrian opposition," - a complete contrivance of the
US government, a manifestation of its foreign policy toward
Syria - and in no way representative of the Syrian people. The
opposition is literally directed by the US government who is
forming for them a government to replace the one they are
purposefully destroying through a series of mutually supported
economic sanctions, military attacks, and diplomatic