Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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On to Tehran - or Is It Damascus by Patrick J. Buchanan ~ link ~ This is most certainly a 'Good One'.  Please take the time to read it all at the link if you can.  Stirling     

What are the arguments against U.S. intervention?
First, there is no vital U.S. interest in who rules Syria. If we could live with Hafez al-Assad for decades — Bush 1 enlisted him as an ally in Desert Storm — and his son for a dozen years, what threat does Bashar’s rule pose to the United States?
Answer: none. 

“Christians to Beirut and Alawites to the wall” was an early slogan of the resistance.
And after seeing the atrocities visited upon the Christians in Iraq when Saddam went down, and on Copts when Mubarak went down, do we want to depose another secular dictator — only to empower another regime of Islamic fundamentalists?

The Road to Damascus...And On To Armageddon? ~ link Paris: What if pollsters put this question to citizens of the United States and the European Union “Which is more important, ensuring disgruntled Islamists freedom to overthrow the secular regime in Syria, or avoiding World War Three?”

I’ll bet that there might be a majority for avoiding World War III. But of course, the question is never framed like that.

That would be a “realistic” question, and we Westerners from the heights of our moral superiority have no time for vulgar “realism” in foreign policy (except the eccentric Ron Paul, crying out in the wilderness of Republican primaries). Because, in the minds of our political ruling class, the United States has the power to “make reality”, we need pay no attention to the remnants of whatever reality we didn’t invent ourselves.

Our artificial reality is coming into collision with the reality perceived by most or at least much of the rest of the world.  The tenants of these conflicting views of reality are armed to the teeth, including with nuclear weapons capable of leaving the planet to insects.

Foreign Powers Behind Syria Unrest - with video ~ link ~ Chossudovsky: Well, I should disclose the fact that this news concerning British special forces is nothing new. There's evidence of foreign interference in affairs of Syria, going back right to the beginning, when you know the... started in Dara'a, in southern Syria in March of 2011. We know, that these armed groups, which were recognized in fact in the Arab League report, are all supported by foreign powers, and they are operatives of those foreign powers on the ground inside Syria. We know that Turkey is involved, and we know that they are supporting those groups.

Geopolitical Destabilization and Regional War: The Road to Tehran Goes Through Damascus ~ link ~ Take the time to read all of this excellent article at the link.  Stirling      

Between the chaos and artillery fire unfolding in Homs and Damascus, the current siege against the Ba’athist State of Bashar al-Assad parallels events of nearly a century ago. In efforts to maintain its protectorate, the French government employed the use of foreign soldiers to smother those seeking to abolish the French mandated, Fédération Syrienne. While former Prime Minister Faris al-Khoury argued the case for Syrian independence before UN in 1945, French planes bombed Damascus into submission. Today, the same government – in addition to the United States and its client regimes in Libya and Tunisia – enthusiastically recognize the Syrian National Council as the legitimate leadership of Syria. Although recent polls funded by the Qatar Foundation claim 55% of Syrians support the Assad regime, the former colonial powers have made a mockery of the very democratic principles they tout.

Irrespective to the views of the Syrian people, their fate has long been decided by forces operating beyond their borders. In a speech given to the Commonwealth Club of California in 2007 retired US Military General Wesley Clark speaks of a policy coup initiated by members of the Project for a New American Century (PNAC). Clark cites a confidential document handed down from the Office of the Secretary of Defense in 2001 stipulating the entire restructuring of the Middle East and North Africa. Portentously, the document allegedly revealed campaigns to systematically destabilize the governments of Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, Syria, Lebanon and Iran.Under the familiar scenario of an authoritarian regime systematically suppressing peaceful dissent and purging large swaths of its population, the mechanisms of geopolitical stratagem have freely taken course.

Domestic affairs in Syria are of little consequence to the powers trying to topple the nation; the real priority is to further isolate Iran by eliminating its Shia-Alawi ally in Damascus. Israel reaps enormous benefit from toppling the Assad regime, as the Syrian Nation Council pledges to cut ties with Iran and discontinue arms shipments to Hezbollah and Hamas. If Syria falls and Iran is directly threatened, the potential for a regional conflict of the utmost seriousness exists, assuming China and Russia move in to defend Iran. Such a conflict would create detrimental implications for the global economy, potentially triggering a hyper-inflationary financial crisis. William Hague and billionaire financiers behind the civil society groups bestowing legitimacy to violent opposition actors are not the legitimate representatives of the Syrian people. Although the reforms have been slow, the Assad government is in the midst of drafting a new constitution. Syria’s sovereignty has come under direct fire from powers claiming to be defending Syria’s people. An attempt on the life of Bashar al-Assad may have similar consequences to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. As the Syrian National Council familiarly calls for the implementation of a no-fly zone over, those members of the International Community with any integrity left must work diligently to diffuse conflict in the region. 

Chinese Prime Minister: Beijing committed to prevent war in Syria ~ link ~ "On the issue of Syria, what is most urgent and pressing now is to prevent war and chaos," Wen said on Tuesday.

"To achieve this objective, China supports efforts consistent with the UN charter and principles and we are ready to strengthen communication with all parties in Syria and the international community and continue to play a constructive role," he added.

The Chinese premier made the comment after a meeting with the European Council and the European Commission presidents at the start of an EU-China summit in Beijing.

Iran War would cost TRILLIONS: Will the GOP pay more taxes for that? ~ link ~ Love it...Very good question.  All of the Republican candidates for President, except for Ron Paul, are super pro-war.  They are all trying to outdo each other at kissing the butt of Netanyahu and his war hawks.  Yet they want ... or so they claim... to cut back on US Government expenses...Not a one of these political whores says how they would pay for yet another war!   Stirling    

Breakdown: Turkish-Israeli battle over Cyprus pipeline ~ link 

Iran War in Summer says Russian top general ~ link ~ Also see ~ linkRussia’s highest ranking military officer says a military strike against Iran over the country’s nuclear program could begin as early as summer.

The head of the Russian General Staff, General Nikolai Makarov, said Moscow is closely watching the situation and is not ruling out the possibility of a coordinated attack on Iran, Russia Today reported.

"Iran is a sore spot," the general told reporters on Tuesday. "I think a decision will be made by the summer." 

A fatal attack on Israelis abroad could spark war with Iran and Hezbollah ~ link ~ Sounds like a perfect False Flag set-up to me!   Stirling    

So the agenda on Gen. Gantz’s urgent discussion with the IDF’s intelligence, air force and operations chiefs was obviously not about plans to fly Israeli troops to New Delhi or Tbilisi, but for a calculus of the proximity of a full-scale war at some point in the ongoing wave of terror.
For some weeks now, the Middle East has been teetering at the edge of a precipice. A sudden shove could push it over the edge into full-blown armed hostilities without President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu or even Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei being in control. The atmosphere is already dangerously charged over the crisis in Syria, reciprocal US and Iranian threats over the Strait of Hormuz, and US and Israeli preparations to strike Iran’s nuclear sites.

Drastic Outcome: West 'could fire first shots of WWIII' in Syria - RT video ~ link

Israel war on Iran will evoke gory retaliation ~ link ~ Netanyahu and his war hawks largely ignore the current danger to Israel from Iran; the Israeli intelligence community does not and is generally opposed to any war with Iran.   Stirling     

A senior member of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says if Tel Aviv commits the folly of waging a war on Tehran, it will face the severe consequences of an “appalling retaliation.”

The Islamic Republic enjoys ample might and military capabilities to counter any threats against the country and hence the US and Israel will not dare to launch a military attack on Iran, Head of the IRGC Public Relations Department Lieutenant General Ramezan Sharif said on Tuesday. He warned that any military strike against Iran will have “terrible and inconceivable consequences” for Washington and its allies.

On February 2, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said if the Western sanctions against Iran fail to halt its nuclear program, military action against the country must be put on the agenda.

The New Rules: The Coming War with Iran ~ link ~  I disagree with many of the conclusions in this article.  But it has its good points.  Stirling      

Tehran had plenty of reasons to make mastering the uranium-enrichment cycle and other technical capabilities necessary to achieving a nuclear deterrent a strategic priority following America's post-Sept. 11 regime-toppling invasions of Iran's two next-door neighbors, Afghanistan and Iraq. But the course of the Arab Spring, and especially NATO's successful Libyan intervention, has dramatically ratcheted up its sense of urgency. Even more unsettling is the increasingly likely prospect that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a key ally, will fall from power sometime over the next several months, limiting Tehran's ability to resupply Hezbollah and Hamas in the event they need to be unleashed upon Israel in retaliation for any military strikes on Iran's nuclear installations. 

Nothing is going to stop this war dynamic from unfolding -- not China, the U.N., the Pentagon's strategic "pivot" to East Asia, our upcoming presidential election, nor our nation's much-discussed war fatigue, much less "decline." Nothing.

So get ready for war with Iran. Because once Assad is gone, that is what comes next.

Debate about Iran Strategy heats up in Israel ~ link ~ Notice that the intelligence boys, who spend massive amounts of their time learning all they can about the capabilities of their enemies, are OPPOSED TO A WAR, but the politicians want war!   Stirling     

In Israel the debate over whether to attack Iran has seen the political leadership of the Minister of Defense, Ehud Barak and the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu face a resistant security echelon with the heads of Israel’s intelligence agencies (and their predecessors) opposing such an attack.  

USS Abraham Lincoln in Strait of Hormuz voyage - with video ~ link ~ The US aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln has sailed through the Strait of Hormuz, close to the coast of Iran, for the second time in recent weeks.

A BBC reporter on board said an Iranian patrol boat at one point passed by two miles (3.2km) from the carrier.

Israel won't blink first ~ link ~ That is the attitude that will get Israel and the Middle East destroyed and ignite the Third World War!   Stirling     

Libyan arms and fighters bring instability to North and West Africa ~ link ~ In some ways it is proving difficult to distinguish between the new and old regimes in Libya as reports emerge of widespread torture and consequent deaths in detention centers run by the new military security agency and various militias. The UN estimates some 8,500 Libyans are held in militia-run prisons in and around Benghazi that have no external supervision (Telegraph, January 26). Libyan and UN authorities admit that they do not even know where all the detention centers are in Libya (AFP, January 25).

Libya’s Muslim Brothers have already demonstrated their political savvy in the creation of the new Libyan government by successfully demanding that two-thirds of the new assembly’s seats be reserved for candidates from political movements, a regulation that virtually guarantees the Muslim Brotherhood a dominant role in the new government as one of Libya’s only well-organized political movements (AFP, January 28). Restrictions on the participation of former members of the government in the electoral process automatically eliminate much of the Brotherhood’s opposition in contesting seats for the assembly. Thousands of Libyans have joined street demonstrations in Benghazi demanding the immediate implementation of Shari’a and its incorporation into a new Libyan constitution (AFP/NOW Lebanon, January 21).


Anonymous said...

Dear Lord Stirling,

Last year I found an interesting video-clip about the owner of the English newspaper "The Independent" on youtube.
This person, who obviously used to be a professional boxer, owns about 50% of the newspaper mentioned above.



"Fight Fail Alexander Lebedev Russian Owner Of Express and Independent Punches Sergei Polonsky"

Isn´t it lovely? to see an important newspaper owner fighting for the plain truth?

"Hey, if you don´t agree I´ll smash your face, lad"

He needs some basic education or should be sent back to kindergarden where he can learn more subtle methods of convincing people.

Yours, in Jesus Christ, our Saviour

Joaquin, Germany


Our planet Earth can do without us.
Should mankind, a species with the licence to kill (without mercy), survive?

Anonymous said...


Do you know this song?

Road to Cairo - Brian Auger and the Trinity, Julie Driscoll

A fella told me
This here road leads to Cairo
I got to get me a ride
I got to go back
Go back to my children
I got to see my little bride

I been travellin'
Gone a long long time
Don't know what I'll find
Scared of what I'll find
But I just got to see them again

Hey thanks for stoppin'
Are you headed down to Cairo?
I wrecked my Lincoln in Saint Jo
Why to little old Cairo?
No special reason
Look up some folks I used to know

Me I travel some
Have my share of fun
Now that's a life a man can live
Sure I've played and lost
But who minds the cost
You got to take more than you give

Hey you got another cigar?
Son I sure like this car
Oh from your daddy as a gift
Say on second thought
There's gifts I haven't bought
Just drop me here
Thanks for the lift

Yes I've travelled some
Yes I've been a bum
Never have a dime for gin
Left to make my way
Told her I can't stay
To see my children poor as sin

I know this road
It leads straight into Cairo
Twenty-two miles straight ahead
I can't I can't walk down this road to Cairo
They're better thinkin' I'm dead

I been travellin'
Gone a long long time
Don't know what I'd find
Scared of what I'd find
I can't I just can't walk down this road

You should also listen to them and watch them on youtube:



Yours, in Jesus Christ

Joaquin, Germany

Brian and Julie knew what the future would be like.

Anonymous said...

mollycdear stirling

have you got an idea who is behind


they can do whatever they want to do

are they:

cia, nsa, mossad, bnd,cfr etc.????

it is really nice to see them do a good job

no tag this time, sorry