Syria: Cracking down on digital dissidents

On: October 19, 2012
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For Syrian dissidents, social networking sites are essential for bypassing traditional media and communication channels. But in doing so, online activists might all too easily fall prey to the government’s digital surveillance.

Social networking services like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are widely credited for their role in the Arab Spring uprisings. They facilitated communication, provided a platform for organising protests, and even formed the basis for alternative media outlets (as featured in a previous blog post).

In Syria however, where violence is still raging in an increasingly bloody civil war with no end in sight, the situation appears a lot different than in Tunisia or Egypt. Online dissidence and governmental counteracting are forming a cat-and-mouse game, which mainstream starts to call a cyber war. I spoke to Eva Galperin with San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation to gain further insights into what is at stake on Syria’s digital battlefields.

“What we see is a conflict over information security between a number of different actors, with different levels of skills”, says Galperin. Some of these actors are hacker collectives such as the Syrian Electronic Army, a group loyal to (and endorsed by) the Assad regime. The SEA gained prominence after hacking and defacing several websites and social media profiles, including Reuters and Al-Jazeera, in order to post pro-Assad statements. On the anti-regime side, Anonymous became active through OpSyria. In February this year, the hacktivist group reported that they had hacked Assad’s email account (which reportedly was secured with a password as simple as 12345), and subsequently leaked hundreds of his emails.

Syrian protesters wielding the revolution flag (Photo:

State-sponsored malware

But the key role in this cyber conflict plays the Syrian government itself. Due to the quasi-monopolistic telecommunications market in Syria, Assad is in control of the state-owned STE, Syria’s key ISP. Thus, the Assad regime had a system of Internet surveillance and censorship in place long before the uprising, explains Galperin. At that time, Syria’s strategy to counteract political activism on the web to entirely block access to social networking sites like Facebook.

But this measure gradually lost its efficacy: “One of the problems that the Syrian regime had with services like Twitter, Facebook and Gmail was that more and more of these services were switching to SSL by default. More and more of the Internet was becoming encrypted. And so the number of users who were using these services in a way that STE could not immediately spy on their traffic was increasing”, explains Golperin. “That was originally the reason why the Assad regime decided to simply cut off access to these services: because they could not spy on the traffic.”

As a reaction to the encryption, the government had to radically change its strategy from blocking social media sites to infiltrating them: In February 2011, while the social media-driven uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia were in full swing, the Syrian government lifted the blockage of Facebook. As an obvious result, a number of pro-opposition Facebook groups appeared on the network. As these pages attracted a fast-growing user base of potential dissidents, they soon became the target of so called state-sponsored malware attacks. Galperin: “The government allowed access to the service again, but the next thing they did was to attempt so-called man-in-the-middle attacks against Facebook.

Since then diverse range of governmental malware attacks has been (and still is), used to target Syrian online activists. According to EFF, these include phishing sites of YouTube and Facebook, Trojans hidden in fake revolutionary documents and fake Skype encryption and anti-hacking tools, which likewise download Trojans upon installation. Once a user’s machine is infested with such malware, the intruder can obtain virtually any data, from e-mail and social media passwords to keystroke logging. Through that, it is possible for the Syrian government to infiltrate one user’s entire network of trust while bypassing the SSL encryption of the respective network, explains Golperin.

The embargo problem

“These malware attacks are counting on the fact that users ignore browser warnings”, says Galperin. Most of the malware is not highly sophisticated, but some warning signs that would normally be obvious and alarming – such as bad English or typos in the installation screen – are being ignored.

For Galperin, one reason for that are in economic sanctions: “Syrians face all kinds of sanctions that make it illegal for companies to sell antivirus software, and that is why they are used to downloading sketchy software. The environment that we are seeing in Syria is that people have no access to tools to protect their communication from a government that intends to spy on them.”

However, while Syrian protesters are cut off Western anti-malware tools, the Syrian government uses US technology for monitoring its Internet users: Blue Coat, a leading producer of Internet security technology, had to acknowledge last year that several of their Internet filtering devices were used by the Assad regime, in spite of existing trade embargoes. Blue Coat stated that the devices were supposed to be shipped to Dubai, and had no explanation for how the Syrian government got hold of them.

This technological imbalance also constitutes a fundamental difference to, for example, the Egyptian revolution: “The security posture of Egyptian activists was essentially one of privacy nihilism”, explains Galperin. Assuming that everyone was being spied on, the Egyptian dissidents chose to take advantage of the momentum of online activism – which only worked out because things happened fast enough.

But the prolonged conflict in Syria has led to a cat-and-mouse game, in which more and more sophisticated state-sponsored malware is used against the Syrian activists. Therefore, it is essential to make Syrian Internet users aware of this threat, says Eva Galperin. At the same time, exemptions to the EU and US sanctions against Syria would give Syrian users access to privacy and anti-malware tools, thereby further decreasing the risk of downloading hazardous software. At least on the web, this could be a first step towards equilibrium in Syria’s ongoing conflict.


Further reading:

Baiazy, Amjad: Syria’s Cyber Wars (Report for, 1 June 2012)


One Response to “Syria: Cracking down on digital dissidents”
  • December 15, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Materialist Analysis of the U.S. Orchestrated so-called “Arab
    Spring” Regime Change Gambit in the Mideast, Persian Gulf
    And Russia Using “Facebook”-Assisted Invasion by Proxy:



    TIME IS UP! In Syria the USA and Russia have PLAYED FOR TIME to Physically Destroy Syria and Present the World with a Fait Accompli: The Russian Federation has Dispensed with its Charade of “Support” for Syria by Not Opposing the USA/NATO/TURKEY “NO-FLY ZONE” and Asking Bashar
    Assad to “Step Down!” Russia has Demonstrated that it is ready to Turn Syria over to the USA Foreign Mercenaries/Proxies/Jihadists JUST LIKE RUSSIA DID IN LIBYA and IRAQ! The USA and Russia, Playing BAD COP/GOOD COP have Done Everything Possible to Overthrow the Ba’ath Socialist Party-Led Syrian Government! But Despite Death Squads, Mass Provocations, Divide and Conquer and a Barrage Of Big Lies to Try to Break the Morale of the Syrian People, the “2 Partners” have not been able defeat Syria Because the Ba’ath Socialist Syrian Government is Supported by the Overwhelming Majority of Syrians!! RUSSIAN SPECIAL FORCES have Been in Charge of Syrian Military Forces for Almost Six Months and Have Deliberately Sabotaged the Syrian Strategy and Tactics of Working With Civilians which Permitted Easy Roundups of USA Mercenaries/Death Squads as in Tremseh! For Almost 6 Months Russia has Traitorously Directed Syria to HALT the Practice of Sending in Ground Forces in order to Permit USA Mercenary Proxies to OCCUPY Parts of Syria! Instead Russia has Directed the Syrian Air Force to Bomb and Maximally Destroy Areas where USA Proxies are Reported, with the Intended Effect of Alienating the Syrian People! Capitalism is Fundamentally Based on War, Mass Murder, Crime and Subjugation. The USA War to Overthrow Syria is a Prime Example! Syria Needs IRAN’S Immediate Direct Military Assistance to Prevent the USA Overthrow Attempt, WHICH IS NOT A “CIVIL WAR,” A FALSE DESIGNATION DESIGNED TO DISCOURAGE ASSISTANCE BY IRAN! The ONE-WAY DYNAMIC OF CAPITALISM has driven The So-called “Arab Spring” as A USA-Orchestrated Regime Change Gambit Throughout The Mideast and Persian Gulf! Russia Chimes in with ALL USA Provocations and the Majority Of USA False Propaganda or Else Remains Silent! The USA has Directed its Proxies to Fire Mortars into Turkey on a CONTINUOUS Basis thus Exposing this Documented USA False Flag “Attack”/Provocation Used to Serve as a False Pretext for Turkey to Officially Call for and Now Obtain a USA/NATO Article 5 “No-Fly Zone!” The USA False Claim that Syria is About to Use Chemical Weapons is “Weapons of Mass Destruction” Iraq Déjà Vu all over again and is the USA Pretext for a “No-Fly Zone” And Possible Invasion! The USA Resorted to Escalating Provocations because their Proxies WERE LOSING, While Physically Destroying Syria! (See: New York Times, October 4, 2012) Russia in another Undeniably Obvious Quid Pro Quo Covers Up the USA-Directed False Flag Provocation by Condemning Syria at the United Nations (!) And Falsely Labeling Relentless Turkish Shelling of Syria: “Justified Turkish Retaliation!” (RT, October 7, 2012) Russia Gets Nothing for its Quid Pro Quo Except False Promises to Pull Back on “Missile Shield” while Digging its very own Gorbachev-Stalinist, anti-Communist Grave! The USA Is waging Escalated Economic War against the Russian Federation Combined with an Unrelenting Attempt To Overthrow the leadership of the Russian Federation Itself and Install a USA Puppet government as in the Former Warsaw Treaty Countries and other Countries Gorbachev & Co.have turned over to USA Imperialism Starting in 1988!

    Because the USA mercenary Jihadist proxy forces were being relentlessly and systematically bottled up, defeated and annihilated everywhere in Syria ON THE GROUND, despite their replenishment by the USA and its puppets, the Russian Federation deliberately misadvised Syria to stop sending in its ground forces after its air attacks in order that the USA mercenaries would be able to live to regroup, recuperate, reorganize, rearm and fight another day, and also so that they would be able to physically OCCUPY certain areas in Syria, which they have now been permitted to do largely due to the deliberately treacherous “advice” of the Russian Federation! It is clear that Russia is working directly hand-in-glove with the USA to overthrow Ba’ath Socialist Syria, falsely claiming “Russia is neutral” and talking about “transition” and making it sound “inevitable,” which it is NOT, while pretending “Russia seeks peace” while giving the USA UNLIMITED TIME TO MAXIMALLY DESTROY SYRIAN INFRASTRUCTURE and TO ALLOW THE POPULATION TO BECOME PROGRESSIVELY DEMORALIZED. Russia refuses even to provide Syria with more modern weapons, or even to return repaired helicopters if the USA says “No! No,” while allowing the USA to arm its proxy Jihadists TO THE TEETH with Stinger Missiles and even Russian Sam-7s or the most modern Russian SA-14s, SA-16s, SA-18s or SA-24s!! The USA mercenary proxies have been photographed with all of these weapons systems! Undoubtedly supplied by Russia through the USA! (See: New York Times, November 13, 2012) “Take your pick, Jihadists!” By late November 2012 Syrian jets were being routinely shot down every day! But Russia says No to Syrian ground forces! And NO to direct Iranian assistance! With “friends” like the Russian Federation Syria needs no enemies!

    While simultaneously denying it, Russia has completely thrown in the towel on Syria, which it set up from the beginning! (See: New York Times, December 13-14, 2012) Russia has discouraged Iran from immediately coming to the direct aid of Syria and putting boots on the ground, which would end the USA proxy invasion ON THE SPOT! Good Cop/Bad Cop! In addition, the Russian Federation has brainwashed Bashar Assad to make bizarre fruitcake pronouncements such as: “In the event of a foreign invasion of Syria, the fallout would be too dire for the world to bear.” HUH? Come again? That is TOTALLY RIDICULOUS! Syria is ALREADY experiencing a foreign proxy invasion openly and admittedly led by CIA Special Forces since early August 2012 exactly like in Libya (Reuters, August 2, 2012), which it seems is ALL that is REALLY necessary! See below. The Russian Federation has totally BRAINWASHED Bashar Assad, an excellent ophthalmologist, but a completely naïve “leader,” to believe that malarkey so he would not think to call for direct INFANTRY and ground force support from IRAN! If the Russian-hypnotized-puppet-Bashar Assad refuses to call for aid from Iran and lets the USA unilaterally escalate its war against Syria, then Hezbollah must act on its own and directly attack and destroy USA/Turkish patriot missile batteries on the border with Turkey and mount other LARGE GROUND offensives against the USA/“Israel” proxies in Syria! Progressive forces in the Mideast CANNOT just stand back and allow the USA and RUSSIA to overthrow Syria. Iran and Hezbollah will be next! That is a certainty! That is the USA/RUSSIAN AGENDA! The USA has already directed its puppet Lebanese government forces (!), to invade the Syrian border province of Homs as it became known on November 30, 2012 that Syrian forces killed 17 depraved Fascist “Lebanese fighters.” (See: BBC, November 30, 2012) The USA-puppet Lebanese government refused to defend Lebanon against the USA/“Israel” in the 2006 USA/“Israeli” Air War and Invasion of Lebanon, which had the objective to bomb Lebanon back to the Stone Age!

    The USA/“Israeli” threat to bomb Iran with the Claim, which has been VERIFIED as FALSE—by Mohamed ElBaradei IAEA Chief from 1997-2009 and multiple USA Combined Intelligence Reports, that Iran supposedly has a “nuclear weapons project” (Weapons of Mass Destruction!—Iraq Déjà Vu all over again and again and again! Why not buy it one more time, kiddies?),” is primarily to intimidate Iran from directly coming to the aid of Syria rather than just talking about it! Meanwhile the FALSE FLAG PROVOCATIONS CONTINUE with the USA directing its mercenary proxies to fire weapons into so-called “Israel” and Jordan in addition to Turkey allowing both Turkey and Jordan to make requests to NATO for Patriot Missile antiaircraft missile batteries (New York Times, November 7, 2012), which have now created a limited NO-FLY ZONE despite all denial (See: BBC, November 21, 2012) and set the stage for further provocations to provide the pretext for open foreign invasion! Russia treacherously publicly calls Bashar Assad a “weak leader,” while talking about “transition (to a USA puppet!)” as great thanks to Assad for following Russia’s opportunist instructions to the letter, while expecting help, which would NEVER EVER have come from Russia! TIME IS NOT WORKING IN SYRIA’S FAVOR! The understatement of the day! The Russian Federation is counting on TIME to present the Ba’ath Socialist Syrian government with a Fait Accompli: USA PROXY OVERTHROW, which Russia actively and passively supports! Instead of genuinely trying to stop the USA destruction of Syria and preserve an independent Syria. Russia could easily end the latest USA Proxy War to Overthrow Ba’ath Socialist Syria: 1.) By presenting an open honest materialist analysis of the USA attempt to overthrow Syria, and 2.) By suggesting that Iran put boots ON THE GROUND IMMEDIATELY and help defeat the USA-backed and directed foreign aggression! The declared objective of the new USA-organized so-called “National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces,” which is 90%-dominated by the USA/“Israel” PUPPET-Mohamed Morsi’s so-called Moslem Brotherhood (!) and was set up to lead the rank and file cutthroat Jihadist proxy majority, is to overthrow Ba’ath Socialist Syria and set up a USA proxy government in waiting for Syria precisely as was done with Libya, a creepy scene directly out of the nightmare horror movie, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)! (See: New York Times, November 1, 2012) Obama, Hillary, Cameron, Holland and Merkel!

    The name “Bashar Assad” is a codeword and a shorthand for Ba’ath Socialism, which is the REAL TARGET along with Syrian alliances with the Hezbollah and Palestinian National Liberation Movements! There is no “uprising” in Syria and there is no “civil war” in Syria and there is no “revolution” in Syria (what a horrible joke)! The USA is trying to overthrow the Ba’ath Socialist Party-led government of Syria with an army of USA proxies composed of very heavily armed (not “lightly armed”) domestic (50%) and foreign mercenary Jihad/Sharia-oriented Islamic Fundamentalist (50%) forces according to one of the founders of Doctors Without Borders, Jacques Beres. (New York Times, September 11, 2012) All are openly paid by the USA through Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar! (BBC, April 1, 2012) The USA supplies their Syrian Proxies/ mercenaries/contras with salaried payment (!) and weapons passed through Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, none of which possess an arms industry! In order to try to hide this obvious, repeatedly fully documented fact and repeated open admissions that the USA arms its Syrian mercenaries through Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and in order to ridiculously try to make their attempted regime change/coup d’etat in Syria appear to be “home grown” the USA runs articles preposterously asserting that most of their Syrian mercenaries’ weapons are “homemade!” (Front page: New York Times, August 29, 2012) The USA has also made the absurd claim that the majority of the Syrian army can just hardly wait to defect to the USA/“Israeli” side (!) and give up that “horrible Ba’ath Socialism” in favor of Jihad, Sharia and Islamic Fundamentalism!” (BBC, September 10, 2012) Yech! But the USA has recently been forced to retract that bizarre claim. (New York Times, October 4, 2012) Neither a foreign invasion nor a domestic proxy invasion orchestrated and armed by the USA, nor a coup d’etat attempt qualifies as “civil war.” There is no civil war in Syria! The attempted overthrow of a sovereign state—Syria—by the USA, which entirely defines the situation. Syria needs the help of Iran on the Ground to completely eliminate the USA mercenaries. Exposing the attempted overthrow of Syria by the USA using Al Qaeda and affiliated Jihadists defines the actual situation and with Iran’s direct assistance would allow complete victory by Syria. Russian “diplomacy” is a deception! The RT Sophie Shevardnadze interview exposed Bashar Assad as totally brainwashed

    The USA has organized and now directs virtually every military move of their Fascist/Jihadist forces primarily through direct wireless contact with their mercenary proxies and through social networking Internet websites, the USA puppet-leadership of the United Nations, the EU, so-called NGOs and phony so-called “Human Rights” Groups, a formula it has begun to use worldwide to create division and to destabilize dozens of countries! The USA has chosen to use Jihadists/terrorists both domestic and foreign in Syria as in Libya and elsewhere because THEY ARE FANATICS AND WILL GLADLY FIGHT TO THE DEATH and EVEN WELCOME IT! (See: Libyan Analysis below!) The USA objective in Syria is to eliminate Ba’ath Socialism, destroy the Syrian/Iran funded Hezbollah and Palestinian national liberation movements, and clear the deck for maximal capitalist exploitation, chaos, subjugation, division and confusion all driven by the One-Way Dynamic of Capitalism now in its Final-Stage! Syria needs the direct military and political support of IRAN in order to defeat the foreign and domestic mercenaries of the United States and world imperialism! Artillery and air strikes DO cause collateral damage and ARE sometimes counter-productive, but the truth is that air strikes would not need to be so destructive if Syrian ground forces were airlifted immediately to the sites. In addition, Russia may also have advised that Syrian air strikes should be as destructive as possible under the pretext that it would supposedly intimidate the USA proxies, when the actual result of any unnecessary destruction is very counterproductive, but does aid the actual fully documented Russian agenda to betray Syria to the United States. (See above and herein.) Propaganda exposing the USA attempt to overthrow Syria should be dropped in the areas where the proxies have been permitted to occupy explaining what it would really mean for Syrians and what actually happened in Libya. The overwhelming amount of property damage in Syria is primarily due directly to bombs, weapons and intentions of the USA and its Proxy mercenary invaders (see below), who are being given maximum passive support by Russia, which previously abandoned Iraq and Libya, while it now allows the USA to physically destroy and overthrow Syria piece by piece, while it digs its very own Gorbachev/Stalinist, anti-Communist grave. According to the October 4, 2012 New York Times the attempt to overthrow the Syrian government has stalled and the “commanders (of the USA proxies) have given up trying to entice defectors…and others have resorted to more desperate measures: cajoling, duping, threatening and even drugging and kidnapping military men to get them to change sides, or at least stay out of the fight.” Also according to the NY Times (!), an increasing number of Syrians recognize that the USA objective in Syria is to generate the same chaos and destruction carried out by the USA in Libya. The USA has installed a puppet government in Libya with phony “elections” and “parliament” with virtually no popular support and no army popular or otherwise to occupy their newly destroyed country. The USA capitalist dictatorship is on track to leave Syria with the same chaos and destruction in an attempt to prevent the Syrian masses from being able to unite to oppose a USA proxy takeover!

    Part II of the USA/Turkish F-4 Phantom Shoot-Down Provocation

    Realizing that they were on the verge of complete loss militarily and as the Syrian people have united as much as possible against this obvious U.S. INVASION BY PROXY the USA ordered Turkey to initiate Part II of the USA/Turkish F-4 Phantom Shoot-Down Provocation (see below for Part I) and have directed their proxies to carry out continuous, non-stop cross-border attacks/provocations known as a “False Flag” Provocations in order to take advantage of the Syrian attempt to re-establish control of their border crossing at this location. In addition, the USA ordered its mercenary proxies in Syria to fire into Jordan and so-called “Israel,” always falsely blaming “Syrian forces. ”The fact that the mortar fire from Syria into Turkey does not stop indicates that it is without doubt a provocation by the USA/Turkey. According to the Turkish newspaper Yurt the mortars used to attack the Turkish town of Akcakale are NATO mortars and were provided to the so-called “Free Syrian Army” by Turkey (RT—Russian Television website), October 9, 2012). (Note that USA world capitalist media Big Lie campaign falsely alleging “Syrian Cluster Bombs” (see below) is also meant to block with these reports of USA mortars, etc. being used in False Flag Provocations.) Meanwhile Russia pretended to accept this provocation as GOOD COIN, a transparent PROVOCATION which was obvious to many from the start (!). Russia even CONDEMNED SYRIA in the UN Security Council in the strongest possible terms along with the USA, while the majority of articles on the RT website ridiculously spoke of “Turkish Retaliation” in order to try to enhance the credibility of that USA provocation! Russia even instructed Syria to “APOLOGIZE TO SYRIA (!)” for what was an obvious PROVOCATION by the USA/Turkey! And Syria foolishly complied with Russia’s opportunist bidding to apologize!!! Apology by Syria (!?) was designed by the Russian Federation as a means to have Syria falsely admit GUILT (!) for acts of provocation carried out by the USA/Turkey! Historically, the Soviet Union has also given this kind of deliberately tracherous advice repeatedly in order to sabotage the interests of “allies” of even the Pre-Gorbachev USSR! (See below.) Totally disgusting! That the daily mortaring of Turkey from Syria by USA proxies is in fact a deliberate False Flag Provocation was also confirmed by the fact that the Syrian offer to create a 6-mile buffer zone along the Turkish-Syrian border was rejected out-of-hand by Turkey/USA, due obviously to the fact that Turkey would not be able to claim that the shells were being fired by the Syrian Army, which would not be present within 6 miles of the Turkish border! Russia is thus going along with the USA 100% in this False Flag provocation and totally selling out Syria, setting Syria up for a USA/NATO Article 5, “No-fly Zone” with deployment of Patriot Antiaircraft Missile batteries on the Turkish border!

    The Russian Federation Falsely Disassociates from its USA
    “Partners” with a Media-Hyped DOG AND PONY SHOW!

    In an elaborately staged, media-hyped act of false disassociation from its USA “partners” Russia pretended to act so highly indignant when Turkey carried out an otherwise pointless brazen act of air piracy using USA F-16s to force a commercial Syrian passenger jet which included 17 Russian nationals traveling from Moscow to land in Turkey and falsely accused Russia of aiding the Syrians by bringing in “prohibited war materiel” and later falsely claimed “munitions” and “ammunition!” Sergei Lavrov admitted on October 12, 2012 that the plane contained radar parts! Since Syria is not being attacked by air, such parts could NEVER be construed as war materiel! But that was never the point! This little incident was a provocation organized by all 3 countries entirely to hide Russia’s role as facilitator for the United States overthrow of Syria by deliberately standing back and allowing Syria to be destroyed to a degree otherwise only achievable with a No-Fly Zone! And then helping the USA to actually impose one! Although NATO cautioned that “no one succumb to provocation,” in what was an obvious False Flag provocation, indicating NATO awareness of the attempt by USA/Turkey to start a war with Syria, imposition of a USA/NATO Article 5 “No-Fly Zone” is imminent! USA/Turkey previously escalated their provocation by deploying USA F-16 fighter jets to the Syrian border after Syria used helicopters to annihilate USA proxies in Azmarin (Reuters and RT, October 12, 2012) There is undoubtedly a secret QUID PRO QUO behind Russia’s support for USA False Flag Provocations—undoubtedly false promises of reduced USA deployment of its European/worldwide “missile shield” being used to encircle Russia and China. Russia dream on!

    The USA Provides Cluster Bombs to its Mercenary Jihadist Proxies to Use
    Against the Syrian Civilians and Then Use the Big Lie Technique to Blame Syria!

    On October 13, 2012 the USA mouthpiece, so-called “Human Rights Watch” started the BIG LIE claim that Syria was supposedly using cluster bomb anti-personnel weapons! (BBC) And on November 26, 2012 again the BBC falsely reported: “Syria cluster bomb attack ‘kills 10 children.’” But Syria possesses no cluster bombs! ONLY the USA and its proxy “Israel” possess and have used cluster bombs, most recently in Lebanon in 2006 where the USA/“Israel” dropped millions of cluster bombs along with regular munitions in order to try to “bomb Lebanon Back to the Stone Age.” Even years later the USA/“Israel” refused to provide Lebanon with a detailed map of where they were dropped! All cluster bombs are manufactured by the United States and provided free to the “Israelis” and the USA mercenary proxies in Syria for use against civilians—for which they are primarily designed!!! A percentage of cluster bomblets are deliberately designed NOT to explode immediately upon impact, but to remain in the environment until they experience a secondary disturbance due to handling, almost always by unknowing civilians, usually children! The USA use of cluster bombs goes hand in hand with the USA-trained Death Squads in Syria. See below.

    There is no “civil war” in Syria! The ridiculous claim by the so-called “International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)” that the U.S.-led attempt to overthrow the overwhelmingly popular supported Syrian government is a “civil war” is a Big Lie, which the USA and its stooges have inflated like a balloon primarily in order to try to prevent intervention by Iran as well as continue to obscure what is a USA Invasion of Syria by mercenary proxies! Note that the American Red Cross has been an arm of U.S. “intelligence” since before and during the Russian Revolution! The USA also controls the ICRC which is operated as a covert intelligence agency of the United States using its supposed “humanitarian medical mission” to gain access to intelligence targets. The USA directed its puppet ICRC to falsely declare that Syria is in a “civil war” in order: 1.) To discourage Iran from actually coming to the defense of USA proxy-invaded Syria. 2.) To cover up the USA attempt to overthrow the Syrian government and 3.) To declare that Syria (!) be subject to the Geneva Convention, to which the USA is NOT subject in any way whatsoever, in order to be able to label the entire Syrian government as supposed “war criminals” to be subject to the International Criminal Court—A CREATION OF THE UNITED STATES—to which the USA OUTLAW REGIME is not subject!! 3.) The USA has pulled all the strings of its domestic proxies in Syria from the beginning and is clearly directing each and every phase of the war and virtually every military target in its attempt to overthrow the Ba’ath Socialist Syrian government from some “Situation Room” probably within the United States in Washington, D.C., just as drone attacks in Afghanistan and elsewhere are openly directed from CIA headquarter in Langley, Virginia. On September 26, 2012 the USA had its proxies organize suicide bombers to set off small bombs on the outside and just inside the perimeter fence of the Syrian General Staff Command so USA and its proxies could claim Syria was about to fall. (See: Washington Post, Sept. 26, 2012) And on November 28, 2012 the USA directed its depraved mercenary proxies to set off 2 more suicide bombs in Jaramana, a Druze and Christian suburb southeast of Damascus killing 34 and wounding 83 in an attempt to generate “a pervading sense of fear and insecurity” (BBC) and panic and maximal division and then blame Bashar Assad and Ba’ath Socialism. The USA goes all out!

    The Syrian government has announced that it will take some time to totally eliminate the USA proxies. But by November 2012 it is clear to any honest person who knows what is happening that Syria actually needs boots on the ground to defeat the USA proxies! Prior to Russian “advice” not to send in ground forces to mop up the USA mercenary Jihadists, the Jihadists were being killed in the very same houses which they had taken over after throwing out the original local occupants. See below. During that period the Syrian Ba’ath Socialist government (!) was then hypocritically and bizarrely accused of “atrocities (?)” by USA-led world imperialism. (!)” (BBC, August 28, 2012). Note that the USA/NATO killed tens of thousands of Libyans and has covered it up in the process of destroying $billions upon $billions in Libyan infrastructure in the USA/NATO “No-fly Zone” in their Quid-Pro-Quo with Russia for Libyan oil in exchange for Russian WTO membership! (See below!) The execution of the cutthroat USA Libyan Ambassador Christopher Stevens (No, he was NOT a “James Bond” or some kind of “nice guy!”), along with 2 private military contract killers and 1 false propagandist in Libya on September 11, 2012 apparently by an Al-Qaeda related group and the attacks on many other USA embassies and consulates worldwide over anger at the trailer to the carefully designed USA anti-Islam film, “Innocence of Muslims,” whose director was later hung out to dry, is an example of provocation collateral damage which comes home to roost and demonstrates that he who lives by the sword of imperialism dies in this case by his OWN sword wielded by the very same Islamic Fundamentalists/“rebels”—“activists” ordered by the USA to go in and execute ALL survivors of USA/NATO systematic air destruction of Libya! Obama’s bizarrely and ridiculously hypocritical 2012 speech at the General Assembly decrying “violence and extremism (!)” is in the same context as awarding Obama the Nobel Peace Prize (!) prior to the USA virtual declaration of war against the entire world and its own people—innocent civilians! Protest against the USA film is good, but because by design it is all presently being led by religion the objective and the importance of abolishing capitalism worldwide through a Socialist Revolution in the center of world capitalism, the USA, is never broached and not understood. See below.

    The USA knows Syria better overall than its own proxy army and is clearly directing all military strikes and provocations against Syria, carried out in such a manner so there would appear to be a far larger proxy army than actually exists! An example was the mid-July—and continuing, relentless and escalating “bomb democracy” attacks in Damascus and then Aleppo followed by the temporary, and then permanent, seizure of some border crossings, all staged to try to make it appear that Syria was under siege in a “Final Battle” hilariously but also portentously entitled (by the USA!): “Operation Damascus Volcano!” What a joke! It is well known that a city is unfavorable ground for even a very heavily armed minority proxy guerrilla army in areas with narrow curving side streets such as Salah al-Din in Aleppo and some areas in Damascus, and elsewhere, where they had been repeatedly surrounded and bottled up and were in fact being liquidated. Since the Syrian ground forces have been pulled back as apparently directed by the Russian Federation, the Jihadists have relatively flourished and been able to claim they “occupied” certain primarily rural areas. (See below.) The defection of Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab on August 6, 2012, an opportunist who suddenly claimed to be an Islamic Fundamentalist opposed to Ba’ath Socialism, who favors the USA overthrow of Syria and a Libya-type outcome (Oy!), will not change the situation in Syria except to serve as a false propaganda weapon! Iran’s declaration in Damascus that Syria is part of a vital regional alliance that Iran will not allow to be broken” (by the U.S.-led imperialist Fascist AXIS) is a strong declaration of support but Iran has done nothing to help Syria directly. (See: BBC, August 7, 2012). Hijab’s preposterous claim that the Ba’ath Socialist government controls “only 30% of Syria” was just another BIG LIE meant to try to demoralize the Syrian masses and paint a false picture of the reality in Syria. (See: BBC, August 14, 2012) The Russian Federation is doing its best to discourage Iran from actually coming to the direct aid of Syria, which should be done IMMEDIATELY!

    The so-called “RED LINE” for chemical weapons use” is part of a siege of USA false propaganda (see Top Headline!), but which The Peoples Republic of China (PRC) apparently has taken very seriously as a U.S. pretext for a USA/NATO “No-Fly Zone.” (BBC, August 22, 2012) On December 4, 2012 the NAZI demagogue Obama threatened Syria with “consequences” if it used chemical weapons—WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION (!)”—against its own people! (Obama, when are YOU going to STOP beating your wife?!) A limited “No-Fly Zone” has now been implemented with patriot Missile batteries combined with Turkey’s relentless shelling of Syria after the USA ordered its proxies/mercenaries to fire mortars at Turkey from Syrian territory! See above. The Syrian majority still supports Bashar Al-Assad 1.) BECAUSE OF Ba’ath Socialism, and 2.) Because of Syrian support for national liberation movement Hezbollah and the Palestinians, despite the resignation and defection of the traitors, Hamas chief Khaled Meshal and Prime Minister Ismail Haniya to USA/“Israel!” (Read: Syrian repudiation of traitor Meshal: New York Times, October 2-3, 2012) Both Syria and IRAN, which is next in this game of divide and conquer, must stop accepting “advice” from the Big Brother Russian Federation! Bashar Assad is too brainwashed and inexperienced to recognize the trap but Iran theoretically could reverse the entire scenario now unfolding. It has become increasingly apparent that the Russian Federation has promised the USA a Syria completely reduced to rubble primarily through the truly weak-willed ophthalmologist Dr. Bashar Assad being willing to completely abandon the control of all the military and politics of Syria to Russia, who with some fast talk, has been able to lead Syria to almost total destruction and to eliminate the full employment, free education to the highest level, no homelessness, free medical and dental, religious and ethnic harmony (!) and support for national liberation movements that existed before the USA Proxy Invasion!



    The USA Bought Off Syrian Ally Hamas Leaders with Threats and Bribes then
    Directed its Stooge “Israel” to Bomb GAZA in an “8-Day War” in Order: 1.)
    To Try to Restore CREDIBILITY of its Newly Bought-Off Hamas Traitors and
    2.) To Try To Generate Credibility of the USA Puppet Governments of Egypt,
    Turkey, Qatar, etc. who Support the USA Attempt to Overthrow Syrian Ba’ath
    Socialism and 3.) To try to Manipulate Palestinians both Inside Syria, in Occupied
    Palestine and in Other Countries to Support USA Mercenaries/Proxies against Syria!
    4.) The USA-Puppet United Nations Upgraded Palestine to “Nonmember Observer”
    Falsely Portrayed as “rebuke” to USA/“Israel” Setting Basis for Unity with Hamas!

    Traitors Meshal and Haniya in alliance with OPEN USA-PUPPET dictator-boy, Constitution-Ram-Down-Your-Throat Mohamed Morsi of Egypt, who escalated the bombing of the tunnels to GAZA after his “election,” lead RECONCILIATION WITH USA-PUPPET FATAH and the “Palestinian Authority!” With full understanding that Fatah and the so-called Palestinian Authority had no further genuine credibility or “authority” among Palestinians, the USA/“Israel” proceeded to first bribe and BUY OFF the TRAITOR Khaled Meshal of Hamas, living in Syria , who deserted Syria after apparently being told that the Russian Federation was setting Syria up for defeat and was in charge of ALL Syrian military strategic and tactical decisions and Syrian politics and that Bashar Assad was in a daze and did not know what was happening and that Russia was in the process of handing Syria over to the USA just like Libya. Meshal immediately jumped ship and retracted all support for Ba’ath Socialist Syria and moved from Damascus to Qatar, met with USA and “Israeli”-puppet Egyptian Dictator Moslem Brotherhood Mohamed Morsi (BBC, July 19, 2012) and his old friend, U.S./“Israeli” puppet Jordan’s King Abdullah. Meshal then supposedly resigned (temporarily) as the leader of Hamas on September 23, 2012 in order to avoid challenges from Jabari. THAT was the actual reason that Hamas, which HAD represented the majority of Palestinian Sunnis, moved their offices out of Damascus, Syria! (See: New York Times, October 2-3, 2012)

    The USA and so-called “Israel” want to have Meshal, Haniya and “Hamas” reunite on some basis with the Palestinian Authority-Fatah and help regenerate credibility of that completely discredited organization, which on November 29, 2012 was suddenly but predictably granted: ”United Nations Nonmember Observer State” status by most of the same 130 plus countries of the General Assembly which had been previously been threatened, bribed and blackmailed to sign a resolution CONDEMNING SYRIA (!) while the majority of the populations of those same countries SUPPORT Syria overwhelmingly against the USA mercenaries/proxies. The very next day USA/“Israel” OKed the construction of 3000 new homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem demonstrating that the UN vote: 1.) Looked good but was a fraud in practice and 2.) The true futility of a “Two-State Solution!” (The only solution is One Secular State of Palestine! (See below.) HAMAS, now run by traitors, Khaled Meshal and Ismail Haniya, both of whom the USA/“Israel” has bought off, will retain little credibility once the Palestinians realize that Meshal and Haniya are bought-off USA SELLOUTS, which have recognized “Israel” in practice by signing a cease fire with “Israel,” where Hamas agrees to SUPPRESS all active resistance in GAZA against “Israel” in exchange for promising to open the border crossings to “Israel” and to USA-puppet Egypt?! The leadership of BOTH “Israel” and Egypt think Palestinians are just a problem, a problem which somehow should be eliminated! Hamas, which had NOT been part of the ongoing and relentless missile strikes against so-called “Israel” for years, which had been led by ISLAMIC JIHAD, suddenly joined with the other Islamic groups in firing rockets into “Israel” after the assassination of Jabari in order to try to buttress the credibility of its sell-out “leaders” as supposedly still being “opposed to “‘Israel’” and to try to reverse their most recent image as BETRAYERS of the CHIEF PALESTINIAN ALLY—SYRIA! The USA began the buy-out of the Palestinians in GAZA with a tiny $400 million (USA-authorized!) token gift from the emir of Qatar, who visited GAZA on October 23, 2012 in order to try to bamboozle the Palestinians into thinking Qatar, a chief USA ally against the Syrian Ba’ath Socialist government, is suddenly the friend of Palestinians!? GAZA needs well over a hundred $billion to actually start to rebuild the entire city of GAZA and environs destroyed by USA/“Israel,” not a measly $400 million to build a couple of housing complexes and a prosthetic center to deal with the limbs lost through the continuous non-stop, escalated and now temporarily halted USA-authorized “Israeli” air attacks! No amount of token monetary gifts can change the political and economic reality in GAZA!

    WHAT HAPPENED? On November 14, 2012 the USA authorized so-called “Israel” to assassinate Ahmed Said Khalil al-Jabari, the head of the military wing of Hamas, by a much ballyhooed USA/“Israeli” aerial pinpoint bombing for the unstated reason that Jabari opposed Haniya and Meshal’s betrayal of HAMAS and their support for the USA attempt to overthrow Syria. Jabari had become the de facto leader of Hamas after the traitorous betrayal and defections of Meshal and Haniya to the USA/“Israel.” Hamas had not fired rockets into “Israel” for years and could NOT have been assassinated for THAT REASON! But Jabari apparently strongly opposed such betrayal and treachery by Meshal and Haniya and refused to abandon the original political positions of Hamas, which included SUPPORT FOR SYRIA and NO recognition of so-called “Israel.” With Jabari’s assassination Meshal and Haniya were in a position to return and reclaim “credibility (?)” in a leadership role after ridiculously claiming “victory (!?)” after the 8-Day War. After assassinating Jabari, “Israel” immediately moved to regenerate credibility for Haniya by bombing the disgraced Haniya’s vacated house (RT, November 15, 2012) “Oh, look what they did to his HOUSE!” The USA/“Israeli” Bombing of GAZA was simply one more Dog and Pony Show, a WAR OF PROVOCATION in order to manipulate and confuse the Palestinians and the World, while sacrificing the lives of over 160 Palestinians, which is NO PROBLEM for the USA/“Israeli” mass murderers! The PRIMARY PURPOSE of the USA Bombing of GAZA, which began with the admitted targeted assassination of Jabari, the CHIEF OPPONENT of the Meshal/Haniya SELLOUT of the Ba’ath Socialist Syrian Government, was designed to eliminate Jabari and to attempt to simultaneously FALSELY DISASSOCIATE the new USA-Hamas puppets, Meshal and Haniya, from their new USA/“Israel” masters and help to regenerate their credibility, both in Occupied Palestine and in SYRIA to try to reverse Palestinian support for Ba’ath Socialism and Palestinian support for Hezbollah! Simultaneously the sudden USA/“Israeli” 8-Day Bombing of GAZA began with an otherwise unexplained escalation of air strikes and reported “Israeli” troop mobilizations, supposedly under the pretext of Palestinian rocket attacks, which had been ongoing for years! The USA then directed its puppet governments of Egypt, Turkey, Qatar to travel or send emissaries so they could demagogically: “Stand with the Palestinians” and criticize “Israel” for slaughtering Palestinians! Why now all of a sudden? What a JOKE! Hopefully the majority of Palestinians won’t be fooled and will see through it.

    But the USA has total contempt for the political intelligence of the Palestinian masses, just as it has total contempt for the intelligence of the USA masses, a significant percentage of which it is mobilizing to exterminate in escalating economic and biological warfare, and believes that it can at least NEUTRALIZE Middle East-wide Palestinian support for USA-targeted Syria and hopefully manipulate the Palestinians in GAZA and in Syria to support the USA mercenaries/proxies or at least keep them CONFUSED (because a confused person cannot act!) and to generate enough popular support through the ceasefire for the newly regenerated AUTHORITY for HAMAS misleadership to be able to suppress Islamic Jihad, the main ally of Iran in GAZA, and other political opposition groups in order to reduce or eliminate the rocket attacks and eventually recognize so-called “Israel!” Dream on! This is an example of how the USA hopes to control the Middle East and Persian Gulf and implement DIVIDE AND CONQUER policies made possible through its so-called “Arab Spring” Regime Change Gambit to try to turn the Hamas masses against Ba’ath Socialist Syria, whose support for the Palestinian masses remains STEADFAST as it has always been, but Syria does not support fake leaders who betray ALL Palestinians. On November 22, 2012 USA PUPPET Mohamed Morsi, fully authorized by the USA, which pretended “concern,” issued a DICTITORIAL DECREE, in order to fire the entire Egyptian judiciary and to ram Sharia law down the throats of the Egyptian masses just like Libya was ordered to do by the USA! See below. Mohamed Elbaradei and other opposition groups forced Morsi to finally rescind his dictator’s decree but not the Moslem Brotherhood Sharia—divide and conquer—Constitution referendum on December 8, 2012.

    The name “Bashar Assad” is shorthand for Ba’ath Socialism, which is the real target! The USA overall “strategy” for their Islamic Fundamentalist mercenary proxies in Syria (including Al Qaeda just like in Libya! See below) is to simply invade cities, towns and areas and take over people’s homes as their base forcing the local inhabitants to seek refuge elsewhere in public schools and other sites and openly murdering for intimidation purposes a certain number of the overwhelming majority of Syrians who support the Ba’ath Socialist government, while going about willy-nilly destroying Syrian infrastructure, while depending on the USA-controlled world capitalist media to use the Big Lie technique to label Syria as “the aggressor!” This is what has happened in Damascus and Aleppo and throughout Syria! Syrians generally hate and despise the USA and all its proxies! On August 3, 2012 for good measure the USA directed its proxies to bomb the Yarmouk Palestinian Refugee Camp, the home of 150,000 Palestinians in Damascus as a deliberate provocation and then blame the Ba’ath Socialist government for the bombing (!) to try to break Palestinian loyalty to the Syrian government and then claimed to have recruited many Palestinian youths via their false Internet propaganda! The New York Times has openly described what are USA divide and conquer attempts in Syria and Lebanon. (August 23, 2012) In line with its divide and conquer strategy in Lebanon and Syria alike, the USA tried to get its puppet Sunni sheiks in Lebanon to form “Sunni Defense Councils” to attack the overwhelmingly popular Hezbollah, but that obvious USA scheme has been opposed by even the Sunni mufti of Tripoli and northern Lebanon! (BBC, August 28, 2012)


    The USA has also instructed its puppet Turkey to absurdly accuse Syria (!) of trying to portray the USA attempt to overthrow Syria as a battle of Shiites against Sunnis (!) and accuses Ba’ath Socialist Syria of trying to instigate that divide and conquer strategy (!) in Syria AND in neighboring countries in an attempt 1.) To try to discredit Syria and 2.) To falsely portray the USA Invasion by Proxy as a “civil war.” (See New York Times, September 11, 2012) Divide and Conquer is actually an integral part of the present USA strategy in Syria and WORLDWIDE. The (U.S.) ASSASSINATIONS BY PROXY of the Syrian Defense Minister, Deputy Defense Minister and a former Defense Minister by a suicide bomber and the arson of a security barracks on July 9th were carried out not only to generate the entirely false belief that Syria was “on the skids,” but mostly to build the morale of the U.S. proxies who the U.S. wants to encourage to enter Damascus and Aleppo for the “final battle,” which was resulting in their total liquidation! (See below). The brief capture of Syrian border crossings starting on July 19, 2012 (BBC), which in some cases has become permanent, is in the same bag and has set the stage for USA Provocations used as pretexts for “No-Fly Zones.”

    USA-Puppet Turkey has repeatedly threatened to invade Syria. The heavily armed area in Turkey, the site where the Patriot Missile Batteries were later installed to create the limited “No-Fly Zone” on December 7, 2012 “No-Fly Zone” on the Syrian border, was where the USA directed its proxies to take over the Syrian checkpoint guarded by Turkey as a provocation and was apparently the site designated by the USA to launch the early October 2012 Part II of the USA/Turkish F-4 Provocation (in an accumulating list), a continuous cross-border false flag provocation. This was used by USA/Turkey to call for a “No-Fly Zone” on the basis of Article 5 of NATO. See below!

    In order to harass Syria, generate panic and help undermine the economy the USA directed its mercenaries to attack the Damascus International Airport on December 7, 2012. As mentioned above, the USA proxies/mercenaries have been photographed armed with USA Stinger and Sam-7 missiles and the most modern Russian SA-14s, SA-16s, SA-18s and SA-24s —“not rifles or machine guns”—to shoot down aircraft! (New York Times, November 13, 2012) These specially trained personnel were first sent to Syria air bases such as the Abu ad Duhur and Taftanaz Air Bases and the surrounding towns, the populations of which they use as human shields as the Syrian military and air force, hamstrung by Russia, sought to eliminate them. (See: New York Times, September 26, 2012 and November 3, 2012) A senior Russian General, Nikolai Makarov and later Sergei Lavrov have also openly accused the USA of supplying their Syria proxies with Stinger missiles, but say nothing of their own SAM series of shoulder-fired missiles they themselves have apparently supplied to the USA proxies through the USA! (BBC, October 24, 2012)

    The USA’s false propaganda campaign centering on Syria’s precautionary movement of its chemical weapons stockpile away from where the USA would be able to direct its proxies to capture some of those munitions in order to create even greater provocations, was used by the USA to “warn Syria against either MOVING (!) or using ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction (!)’” (BBC, July 23, 2012 and August 22, 2012). On December 6, 2012 the USA Obama again raised the issue of chemical weapons as part of the pretext to install the limited No-Fly Zone and set the stage for further provocations, threatening “consequences” for something that is not happening! This was the very same false WMD propaganda device used as the pretext for the USA invasion of Iraq to steal its oil and which is also being used at the present against Iran! See below! Arming its proxies/mercenaries with Stinger missiles, etc. would seem to take the wind out of the Fascist call for a USA/UN/NATO “No-Fly Zone” in northern Syria!

    But wait! The USA divide and conquer attempt to organize and heavily arm the Syrian Kurds in northern Syria to oppose the Ba’ath Socialist Syrian government has run into another large contradiction, a dreadful sang, because the Kurds see Turkey as more of an enemy than Bashar Assad! Turkey is accusing Syrian Kurds (PYD) of helping to organize the Turkish Kurds (PKK) inside Syria, which the PYD strongly and credibly denies, while Turkey says it will support an autonomous Kurdish region……..INSIDE SYRIA! Yeah, right! NIMBY! This sounds like a potential pretext for “Turkey” to invade Syria! All this while simultaneously pushing the BIG LIE that Syria is organizing Syrian Kurds and Turkish Kurds in Syria to wage war on Turkey!…while Turkey says that it was in a “state of war with Syria” because it supports the U.S. proxies/contras!!! (See Financial Times, August 22, 2012) The USA has also tried to extend its proxy war attempt to overthrow the Ba’ath Socialist Syrian government into Lebanon to try to turn the Lebanese masses against Hezbollah, a primary ally of Syria and Iran and target of USA and its proxy, so-called “Israel.” (New York Times, August 23, 2012) The USA is also using its proxies to herd as many Syrians in the war zones into refugee camps in neighboring countries and then to prevent them from returning to Syria when they find out they are treated like garbage just like the Palestinians in neighboring countries… except Syria!

    So why would the U.S. mercenaries/proxy “rebels”/gang-bangers/“activists” (the USA actually!) have announced a “Final Battle” in Damascus and Aleppo primarily? The answer may be found in recent history. It is instructive to remember that this is how the FMLN in El Salvador was deliberately misled in March 1983 after the assassination of the Communist FMLN leader Salvador Cayetano Carpio (Commander Marcial) and his second-in-command Dr. Anaya Montes (Commander Ana Maria) on direct orders of the USSR after Carpio told the USSR in Moscow that he intended to lead his FMLN guerrilla army to victory and carry out a Socialist Revolution in El Salvador and that he rejected “elections” under capitalism. (Sounds like a Leninist position to this writer!) Carpio and Ana Maria were both assassinated in Nicaragua on the orders of the USSR by Daniel Ortaga’s Sandinista government, which tried to hide its role as executioner with a barrage of deliberately confusing tales each one more bizarre than the one before! Ortega was apparently told that Carpio’s determination to go all the way and carry out a Socialist Revolution in El Salvador “would act as a provocation and complicate U.S.-Soviet relations.” After these 2 key assassinations a political police agent provocateur, Joaquin Villalobos, assumed leadership of the FMLN and announced a so-called “Final Offensive” in El Salvador when he knew the FMLN was in no position at that time to mount any kind of a final offensive or to take state power. This was done in the hope that when it failed, which it did, the revolutionary fighters would become demoralized and reduced in number and would be more receptive to the electoral approach of appeasement and subjugation by the USA, a position favored at that point by the Stalinist USSR.

    Premature confrontation is a common tactic of provocation and was used in Russia in July 1917 (The July Days!) by the (Czarist) Provisional Government and their Socialist Revolutionary, Menshevik and Cadet leaders in order to get the as-yet-unorganized workers into a direct confrontation with the better organized dregs of the Czarist army that was still loyal to the Provisional Government. All of these above-mentioned treacherous acts of the USSR in Nicaragua and El Salvador were the direct consequence of the original opportunist anti-Communist position of Stalin: “Socialism in one country,” meaning Socialism in no other. Note that the USSR would not even sell the Sandinistas nor anybody else operational Sam-7 shoulder fired missiles, which would be used to shoot down U.S. helicopters attacking Nicaragua, while the USSR simultaneously allowed their own Soviet helicopters to be shot down in Afghanistan by USA Stinger missiles! Go figure! The Sam-7 is the Soviet version of the U.S. Stinger Missile. In Iraq the few SAM-7s that did function were adjusted by Iraqi engineers! The Russian Federation ALSO refuses to supply IRAN with Five S-300 advanced long range AIR DEFENSE missile systems, which Russia agreed to do by a 2007 contract under pretext of “violating (illegal) UN (USA-dictated) Security Council Resolutions” targeting Iran, in order to deliberately expose Iran to air attack by the USA/“Israel.” The S-300 is a surface to air missile designed to defend against aircraft and cruise missiles and has radars, which can simultaneously track up to 100 aircraft while engaging up to 12 aircraft! But even here, the Russian version is much more capable than the “Export version.” Since 2004 Russia has developed the even more advanced S-400 to target stealth aircraft, but for its own use only! These are all examples of Stalinism NOT Communism!

    While the U.S. mercenary proxies in Syria are Fascist proxies of the USA and are the precise opposite of the Communist FMLN, the same tactic of announcing a premature “final battle” might have been utilized to help liquidate the major body of the U.S. proxies in Syria if Russia had not intervened to prevent Syrian troop deployments…in Syria!!!! This “final battle” provocation strategy may have been an example of an attempt at the highest levels of U.S. capitalism to reverse the One-Way Dynamic of Capitalism in this specific instance by bringing it to a head. The U.S. understands that to successfully pursue the overthrow of Syria requires a “No-Fly Zone” and intimidation of IRAN! Although Iran has a mutual defense pact with Syria (!), which it recently reminded USA/Turkey of with respect to mounting threats from Turkey to invade Syria, Iran then DID NOTHING! (BBC, Aug 1, 2012) Even after Iranian diplomats traveled to Damascus to reaffirm that mutual defense pact to Bashar Assad personally! (BBC, August 7, 2012) Threats by USA Leon Panetta and Ziono-NAZI stooge Netanyahu to bomb Iran are designed primarily to intimidate Iran from coming to the aid of Syria. It had been thought that the Russian Federation MILITARY also might not support the total, complete and final surrender of Syria to the USA and might have to be “facilitated” by duplicitous Gorbachev slimeballs such as Sergei Lavrov and Co. For false propaganda purposes the USA also obtained a nonbinding UN General Assembly Resolution condemning both Syria and the UN Security Council vetoes by Russia and China, which blocked the USA/UN/NATO “No Fly Zone.” To obtain that “UN vote” the USA used 1.) Threats, 2.) Blackmail and 3.) Bribes against the GOVERNMENTS of ALL 133 UN countries who voted “yes,” or “abstain,” where the overwhelming majority of the PEOPLE in those 133 countries support Ba’ath Socialist Syria against the USA Invasion by Proxy! The USA threatens every country in the world at the present time to try to force official government submission to USA dictates. (See BBC, August 3, 2012). This is End-Stage Capitalism!

    The Russian Federation, despite previous claims that “neither the UN, nor any other body or group of countries has the right to decide who should or should not govern a sovereign state,” agreed on June 30, 2012 (BBC) that there should be a “transitional government body (in Syria) with full executive powers.” Russia apparently wants people to believe that because “there were no preconditions to the proposed transition that dictated who should or should not be in the transitional government” that UN agreement is harmless to Syria! But it was NOT harmless to Syria! It was aimed at demoralizing the Syrian masses! Simultaneously the New York Times was forced nevertheless to admit as false the Big Lie Demoralization Campaign claiming that Syria is experiencing “massive defections…the beginning of the end.” (BBC, July 12, 2012) Cashiered Brigadier Playboy General Manaf Tias, the second of 2 brigadier generals who “defected” in June and early July waited over 6 weeks before contacting the USA-operated opposition while previously turning up in Paris in playboy mode. Syrian Ambassador to Iraq, Nawaf Fares, was also NOT part of the Syrian leadership and was undoubtedly bribed and bought off to defect by the USA while serving in U.S.-invaded Iraq. Such “defections” are used by the USA to try to break the morale of the Syrian Ba’ath Socialist-led government and the overwhelming majority of the Syrian people who reject the attempted USA proxy takeover! Not even when Fares falsely claimed that Syria has used chemical weapons against the USA proxies (!!!), and claimed that the major bombings, which are being carried out across Syria by the USA using its al-Qaeda proxies, were supposedly being carried out by Bashar Assad himself (!?) in order to “terrorize the Syrian people.”(!!!) Not credible! The first part of the Big Lie is that it must be a Big Lie (see below) and today virtually everything uttered by the USA on any topic is a Big Lie. Credible motive is never a part of Big Lies—Just the baseless pronouncements of the capitalist dictatorship! The capitalists know that all wars are won and lost on morale and have tried to use a few “defections” and a barrage of Big Lies to try to break the morale of Syria and build support for their proxies, which is actually necessary in order to get them to engage in a “final battle.” Russia has encouraged the USA by backing off from their support of Syria and refusing to expose what is a USA Invasion of Syria by Proxies! That refusal remains entirely unjustified! If the truth had been told at the beginning—dream on—the situation would never have gotten to this point. In order to keep the masses deceived Russia has come to Syria’s aid by agreeing to buy all of Syrian crude oil and sell back gasoline and diesel to Syria, neutralizing USA and EU sanctions targeting Syria. (Reuters, August 3, 2012) But, while this gesture must be supported, without direct military assistance from IRAN, what this actually does in practice is to buy more time for the USA mercenary Jihadists to destroy Syria and divide and demoralize the Syrian masses.

    The USA/Turkish F-4 Shoot-Down Provocation—Part I

    The Shoot-Down of the Turkish F-4 U.S. Phantom by Syria on June 22, 2012 was a deliberate provocation orchestrated by the USA! The United States is pulling ALL the strings of its proxy Syrian opposition, despite any and all attempts at false disassociation. While NATO initially “Downplayed” the F-4 shoot-down provocation on June 26, 2012, NATO subsequently strongly condemned…SYRIA (!?)! “Downplaying” cannot hide the fact that it was staged as a provocation and apparent prelude to a second planned provocation which was then staged in early October 2012 being staged near the Syrian border where Turkey has brought in all sorts of heavy weapons at a spot apparently where they normally bring weapons into Syria for the USA Proxy mercenary Jihadists. The USA would require another provocation in order to be able to enact Article 5 of the NATO Charter to obtain a NO-FLY ZONE, allowing the USA to go around the normal United Nations Security Council Resolution requirement for a No-Fly Zone, which is a CODEWORD for a Non-Stop Air War by the United States. Article 5 of NATO states: “The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defense recognized by Article 51 of the Charter of United Nations…” (Today geography means less than nothing!) A “No-Fly Zone” is used to destroy the majority of a country’s infrastructure and to intimidate and demoralize the overwhelming majority of the population which supports the current government so that they will be rendered helpless against USA divide and conquer policies and subjugation and phony staged “elections” fashioned by the USA, but administered through the tiny, hated gang-banger “activist” puppet regimes as in Libya and Egypt and Tunisia! The USA has also instructed its “activists” in Syria to set up near the border with Lebanon and seize border outposts as a potential provocation so that some Syrian fire might fall inside Lebanon to try to be able to say Syria is attacking Lebanon or Turkey or some other neighboring country. And that pretext is what has been used in the USA/Turkish F-4 Shoot-Down Provocation–Part II. But the fact that mortar fire keeps on coming from Syria indicates that the USA proxies are firing the mortars as a PROVOCATION! The populations of Lebanon and ALL neighboring countries INCLUDING TURKEY strongly supports Bashar Al-Assad and the Ba’ath Socialists! This popular support for Ba’ath Socialist Syria forces Iraq to permit Iran over flights of military equipment over Iraqi territory!

    Note that the USA instructed its Turkish puppet to fly a U.S.-supplied F-4 Phantom “reconnaissance” jet over Syrian territory initially in order to have it shot down by Syria as the first part of what was initially planned as a 2-part provocation as we predicted in June 2012. (See above.) The F-4 “reconnaissance” plane was carrying no spy gear BECAUSE ITS PURPOSE WAS NOT RECONNAISSANCE! IT’S PURPOSE WAS PROVOCATION! The pilots of its U.S./Turkish plane, who did not realize their lives were to be sacrificed if necessary, were told that they would be “conducting a test of Syrian Air Defenses,” (BBC, June 22, 2012) the very same pretext Richard Nixon apparently used when he spoke to the Korean Pilot of the 1983 Korean Airliner in Anchorage, Alaska the takeoff point for that Provocation, which was designed to discredit domestic Communist Party-led opposition to placement of U.S. First-Strike Pershing II nuclear missiles in Europe 10 minutes from Moscow. See below! The “Turkish” F-4 flew under 100 meters for most of its trip into Syrian airspace causing it to suddenly pop up on radar in a move designed to elicit the shoot down. The wreckage of the F-4 was found in Syrian waters! (PressTV, June 25, 2012) Russia screamed its complicity in this USA provocation by “insisting” that the shoot down was not a provocation…by SYRIA!!!! Whaaaaa? A TOTAL COVER-UP for the benefit of the USA regime change attempt! Putin then visited “Israel” in an apparent show of support for the USA/“Israel” in the Syrian Regime Change Attempt in order to leave no doubt as to Russian loyalties! With “friends” like Rissia Syria and Iran may need no enemies! Russia has become totally self-destructive. Its present opportunism threatens the sovereignty of the Russian Federation itself as they “walk the diplomatic tightrope…off the cliff!” The truth is that the overwhelming majority of world opinion understands the USA attempt to overthrow the Syrian government as Online comment reveals! Cutting the water supply for parts of Allepo by USA proxies on September 8, 2012 was carried out as yet another mass provocation to try to turn the Syrian masses against Ba’ath Socialism.

    ”THE “HOULA MASSACRE” and “TREMSEH MASSACRE” EXPLAINED: The Russian Federation also needlessly set up Syria to take the blame for the Houla Massacre Provocation by directing Syria to merely DENY and lament the Houla Massacre and the Qusair Massacre of 13 factory workers on June 1, 2012 as monstrous atrocities merely! Only 37 people died in Tremseh. All but 2 were U.S. proxies! See below. But Russia has not allowed Syria go on the political offensive and TALK ABOUT MOTIVE or the direct UNITED STATES Role in ORGANIZING the Death Squads which began their work with the Houla Massacre-Provocation! Even after the detailed Syrian government investigation and report, see below, which left no doubt that only the Americans had the resources, the motive and the long history of such death squad provocations (see below), Russia directed Syria to REMAIN SILENT and instead to accuse “the opposition” in general, “terrorists” or “the West” but not to mention the USA! Syria has NO MOTIVE whatsoever to carry out such MASS PROVOCATIONS, but the United States and its domestic proxies DO have OVERWHELMING MOTIVE! Assad must explain it! When Assad just denies “Syrian involvement” and says “We are in a state of war but let’s everybody be friends” and refrains from any discussion of motive the Americans LOLROF while the U.S.-controlled world capitalist media shriek in unison: “Assad Denies It! How dare he deny it!” Oy! Instructing Assad to deny death squad attacks without explaining precisely who did do it—the USA—and why (see below) and how it was designed to give the false appearance of “civil war” and to try to make Assad look in the brainwashed American mind e.g., like a guilty bloodthirsty fool! While Vladimir V. Putin & Co CONCURRED with the Americans and so-called “Friends of Syria” in FALSELY claiming in June 2012 (!), that he thought “We are seeing nascent elements of a civil war today!” That is a Big Lie and Putin knows it is a Big Lie! Although Putin stated: “…we do not support either party fr

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