Refugees as Weapon – and Germany shifting
By Peter Koenig
September 17, 2015 "Information
Clearing House" -
Turkey has eagerly opened her gates to two
million refugees to house them in refugee camps which were funded
with up to 6 billion US dollars – not for reasons of altruism, but
to use them jointly with the US, NATO and the EU as a geopolitical
weapon. – The German konjunktion.info network.
This is a plausible scenario. Turkey practiced since many years a
suspicious ‘open door’ policy towards refugees, amassing hundreds of
thousands in fully financed and well organized refugee camps. During
a recent visit to Bodrum, Turkey (Turkish transit city to Kos,
Greece), I was told, to better control the flow of refugees, i.e.
the exit from Turkey, Erdogan’s Government has eliminated most
refugee camps along the Turkish border, shifting them to huge camps
These camps are part of a long-term strategy to justify the creation
of ‘safe heavens’ in northern Syria which eventually would serve the
invasion of NATO and their terrorist proxies – ISIS-Daesh. Once in
the country they would be able to move towards Damascus to carry out
the long-planned ‘regime change’ – toppling the Government of
democratically elected Bashar Al-Assad. On 3 June 2014 he was
elected with almost 90% of the votes which was considered as “free,
fair and transparent” by international observers, although
Washington and its EU vassals dismissed them as illegitimate. Bashar
Al-Assad’s popularity is still today above 75%.
This diabolical plan was developed by the neocon
Brookings Institute already in 2012. Memo # 21 of the Brookings
Middle Eastern Saban Center bears the title Assessing Options
for Regime Change. A more recent report entitled
Deconstructing Syria: Towards a regionalized strategy for a
confederal country – describes how “moderate elements
establish reliable safe zones within Syria once they were able.
American, as well as Saudi and Turkish and British and Jordanian and
other Arab forces would act in support, not only from the air but
eventually on the ground via the presence of special forces
[meaning ISIS-Daesh – author’s observation]
as well. The approach would benefit from Syria’s open desert terrain
which could allow creation of buffer zones that could be monitored
for possible signs of enemy attack through a combination of
technologies, patrols, and other methods that outside special forces
could help Syrian local fighters set up.”
As a parallel or backup plan, the unholy alliance
between Washington, NATO and Turkey agreed to open Turkey’s
flood gates for refugees, actually promoting the exodus to gain free
reign in the safe heavens and to build up a mass of refugees – most
of whom want to flee to Germany – which in the right moment could be
let go and cause the right pressure or destabilization effects in
Europe. Well, this is just happening.
Within the space of a week or so, Germany has
taken some drastic and controversial actions. The first of them
looks like a 180 degree U-turn vis-à-vis its refugee policy,
specially towards Syrian refugees, by opening its borders to 800,000
or more refugees, mostly Syrians, until the end 0f 2015. This sudden
welcome to refugees surprised many Germans who were demonstrating
for a more humane refugee policy.
Almost simultaneously Germany re-introduced border
controls – stepping over one of the key Schengen agreements of ‘open
borders’, fearing infiltration of disproportionate numbers of
non-Syrians and of ISIS or other jihadist cells or groupings. Such
destabilizing US trained and funded groups are known to be already
lodged in Europe, if necessary to be ready to manipulate elections
or organize mass demonstrations, à la Arab Spring and more
recently Ukraine. One of Washington’s most notorious organizations
to sponsor such destabilizing groupings is the National Endowment
for Democracy (NED) which receives hundreds of millions of dollars
from the State Department. NED is responsible for destabilizing or
attempting to destabilize, dozens of countries around the globe,
including Venezuela, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina, Sudan, Syria,
Lebanon, Iran – and many more.
We easily forget or often can’t believe the
limitless evilness of the Washington neoliberal empire which
functions with absolute impunity of lawlessness and without scruples
to reach world hegemony. Even that will not be enough, since it
feeds on constant wars and conflicts – a must to sustain its economy
that depends on the war industry. We forget or can’t believe it,
because the mainstream media which it also controls – ‘it’ being the
Zionist-Anglo-Saxon financial and media tail that moves the US war
dog – brainwash us daily with lies and distorted news, impressing us
of the empire’s goodness, denigrating all those who are seeking a
peaceful and harmonic living-together of sovereign nations.
For example, today, 16 September, the NY Times
reports “The recent deployment of Russian weapons and equipment
to Syria has brought to a head a conflict that has dominated the
Obama administration since Mr. Putin’s return to the presidency, the
choice between engaging with Russia [meeting with Putin] and trying
to isolate it.”- Do you see one word on how the Obama
Administration together with its Middle-Eastern proxies, Saudi
Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, to just name the most important ones, have
financed and armed ISIS-Daesh, destroying homes, towns, cultures and
livelihoods, as well as killing thousands of Syrians, Iraqis,
Afghans, Libyans, Yemenis – causing the survivors to flee their
countries? – Nope. Zilch.
The article goes on claiming that many [of the
US-Zionist elite – author’s remark] “worry that agreeing to meet
would only play into Mr. Putin’s hands and reward an international
bully.” – When the only world bully spreading endless terror
throughout the globe is Obama and his minions in the Americas (only
a few), Europe (all of it) and Asia (a few but growing).
That’s not all. The NYT offers more wisdom.
“The move by Russia to bolster the government of President Bashar
al-Assad, who has resisted Mr. Obama’s demand to step down for
years, underscored the conflicting approaches to fighting the
Islamic State terrorist organization.” – Who in havens is Obama
to request a democratically elected leader of a sovereign country to
step down? – Does it ever occur to the readers of the NYT and the
like to question such statements of absolute illegality? – Does it
ever occur to western audiences that this type of hegemonic
arrogance could be turned on its head? – Wouldn’t Syria’s Bashar
Al-Assad, whose country has suffered Washington directed bloody
atrocities for years, have the same right to ask for the western
hegemonic royal, Obama, to step down? – How would such an equal
presumption come across?
On 15 September, the Collective Security
Treaty Organization’s (CSTO) Security Council held a summit in
Dushanbe, Tajikistan, with the main focus of seeking an
effective response to the biggest current military and political
challenges, including an upsurge in activity by terrorist
and extremist groups and destabilization of the situation
on the CSTO countries’ borders. CSTO members include Russia,
Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
In his speech before the CSTO Council Mr. Putin
“The state of affairs there [in the region
including Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria] is very serious.
The so-called Islamic State controls significant stretches
of territory in Iraq and Syria. Terrorists are already publicly
stating that they have targets set on Mecca, Medina
and Jerusalem. Their plans include expanding activities
to Europe, Russia, Central and Southeast Asia.
We are concerned by this; especially since
militants undergoing ideological indoctrinations and military
training by ISIS come from many nations around the world –
including, unfortunately, European nations, the Russian
Federation, and many former Soviet republics. And, of course, we
are concerned by their possible return to our territories.
Basic common sense and a sense
of responsibility for global and regional security require
the international community to join forces against this threat.
We need to set aside geopolitical ambitions, leave behind
so-called double standards and the policy of direct or indirect
use of individual terrorist groups to achieve one’s own
opportunistic goals, including changes in undesirable
governments and regimes.
As you know, Russia has proposed rapidly
forming a broad coalition to counteract the extremists. It must
unite everyone who is prepared to make, or is already making,
an input into fighting terrorism, just as Iraq and Syria’s armed
forces are doing today. We support the Syrian government –
I want to say this – in countering terrorist aggression. We
provide and will continue to provide the necessary military
technology assistance and urge other nations to join in.”
Coming back to Germany’s bold and controversial
actions: As reported by Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (DWN) on 12
“In a surprise move Germany left the
anti-Putin-alliance formed by the USA: Germany is now officially
welcoming Moscow’s readiness to act in Syria and is starting an
initiative together with the Russians and the French to bring an
end to the war. This is to stop the constant stream of refugees.
Germany has ordered thousands of soldiers into readiness.”
Heeding Vladimir Putin’s call for joint action
against the Islamic State and its affiliate terror organizations,
and facing a new Washington-NATO-Turkey created weapon of
destabilization – the “refugee missile” – it may not be coincidence
that Germany once again over-steps her Constitution, prepared to
launching war from its territory, to fight alongside Russia – NOT
alongside Washington – the western created ISIL-Daesh terrorism.
Germany may have finally understood the deadly two-faced hypocrisy
of the White House: funding and supporting the monster with one hand
– and fighting it with the other; using the ‘safe heavens’ for
cursory attacks on ISIS but in reality to advance towards Damascus.
Such two-sided strategies are of course not new. The self-proclaimed
master of the universe has been doing this for at least 100 years,
including in both world wars.
If French President Hollande, who has already
declared he would send his war jets to fight the Islamic State
terror is joining Germany on the side of Russia – and if other
Europeans might follow – it could mean an instrumental shift in
which is further illustrated by the Saudis rapprochement to Russia,
as well as by the so-called ‘nuclear deal’ with Iran. This landmark
decision by the P5+1 states (China, France, Russia, the United
Kingdom, and the United States; plus Germany) is widely considered
by the world at large as a new Middle East opening, no matter
Netanyahu’s protests and the US Congress’ possible objections. The
deal is already having its impact. Despite US ‘sanctions’ still in
place, new diplomatic and business prospectors are flocking to Iran
from all over the world.
Germany is still host to the largest US air force
base in Europe, Ramstein, from where most of the United
States global drone programs are coordinated and executed. Tens of
thousands of people are being killed from a US base in Germany –
whose Constitution forbids war-type aggressions from its territory.
A huge anti-Ramstein demonstration is being planned for the end
September. Germans awareness is raised to the point where the neocon
Zionist Washington hegemon’s killing machine is no longer tolerated.
Germany alongside Russia might indeed defend and
help preserve the Assad government, together with Iran the two
stabilizing factors in the Middle East. It might also signal for
Europe a gradual move away from hostility and economic isolation
against Russia. The shift may be marked by Europe’s distancing
itself from the US-western dominated sinking ship where the fiat
money system of dollars and euros is doomed. Instead it might open
the doors for new relations with the East – towards the new Silk
Road offered in March 2014 by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Madame
Merkel. Once the threshold of this new open door has been crossed, a
myriad of new economic and monetary opportunity might break the
is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a former World
Bank staff and worked extensively around the world in the fields of
environment and water resources. He writes regularly for Global
Research, ICH, RT, Sputnik News, TeleSur, The Vineyard of The Saker
Blog, and other internet sites. He is the author of
Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental
Destruction and Corporate Greed – fiction based on facts and on
30 years of World Bank experience around the globe. He is also a
The World Order and Revolution! – Essays from the Resistance.